Ah, how the feckless sweep-ee might become the sweep-er.

In other words: the Padres are bad. Ryan Dempster is going for his first win of the year, but why do I feel like the Cubs used up all of their good luck/skill in the last two days?

Steve Clevenger makes his return to the starting lineup today, which will be a welcome sight no matter how he does.

Game Info

San Diego Padres (17-34) at Chicago Cubs (17-32), 1:20pm CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.



The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Anthony Bass (2-5, 3.55 ERA, 100 ERA+)

versus

Ryan Dempster (0-3, 2.14 ERA, 180 ERA+)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Will Venable, CF

2. Everth Cabrera, SS

3. Yonder Alonso, 1B

4. Carlos Quentin, LF

5. Chase Headley, 3B

6. Chris Denorfia, RF

7. Nick Hundley, C

8. Alexi Amarista, 2B

9. Anthony Bass, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Joe Mather, CF

4. Bryan LaHair, 1B

5. Alfonso Soriano, LF

6. Ian Stewart, 3B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Steve Clevenger, C

9. Ryan Dempster, P


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