Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

The Draft once again dominated the discussion today, but there IS a game tonight, against the Brewers. The Cubs’ lineup is once again “the one I like,” but with Steve Clevenger and Ian Stewart flip-flopping at six and eight. Might even be better that way, though it’s weird to conceive of Stewart as a number 8 hitter.

I’m bitter about seeing the Cubs return to Miller Park, because that’s where I feel like their season was derailed, during a late Friday night marathon game in which the magically came back, only to lose spectacularly. It may have been the craziest, most depressing game I’ve ever watched (outside of the playoffs).

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-36) at Milwaukee Brewers (24-30), 7:10pm CT on WGN.

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

Ryan Dempster (0-3, 2.90 ERA, 3.47 FIP)


Yovani Gallardo (4-4, 4.22 ERA, 3.78 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Norichika Aoki, RF

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Corey Hart, 1B

5. Taylor Green, 3B

6. Rickie Weeks, 2B

7. Cody Ransom, SS

8. Martin Maldonado, C

9. Yovani Gallardo, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Tony Campana, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. David DeJesus, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Ian Stewart, 3B

9. Ryan Dempster, P

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