Ok, Cubs. That thing you did last night? Repeat it.

They’ve taken the first step by repeating the lineup from last night. Now Paul Maholm just needs to do what Ryan Dempster did.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (19-36) at Milwaukee Brewers (24-31), 7:10pm 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

Paul Maholm (4-4, 4.82 ERA, 1.321 WHIP)


Zack Greinke (6-2, 3.46 ERA, 1.323 WHIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Norichika Aoki, RF

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Corey Hart, 1B

5. Rickie Weeks, 2B

6. Cody Ransom, SS

7. Brooks Conrad, 3B

8. Martin Maldonado, C

9. Zack Greinke, 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. Paul Maholm, P

  • Finner

    Going to the game tonight sitting ground level 20 rows up form third. Bring my BN sweatshirt incase it gets chilly. Go Cubs!!

    • TWC

      Sweatshirt, huh?  Biiiiiig spender.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett


      • Joker


        Seriously though, Brett – you need to make a BN softball shirt and let us customize the back with our names.

        • Rick Vaughn

          Customized softball shirts are cute and all, but I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say it’s time for BN to get into the beer making game.

          Brett’s Brewery

        • jschroeder

          I’ll second that

  • Joe

    I think Maholm can outpitch Greinke tonight(If he has his curve ball going) He sports a 4.66 at “hitter friendly” Miller Park though. Ian Stewart at 3rd again just makes me “stew.”

    • rcleven

      For Maholm to be effective he needs to be able to spot his pitches from the thigh to the knees. If he starts getting his pitches up in the zone I am afraid we will be seeing a lot of Billy Brewer sliding down his slide.

  • http://bleachernation loyal100more

    dejesus batting 3rd… hate it! i like sori at 4 with lahair behind him… as i also like barney in the bottom half of the line up… but man oh man this line up… seems like one more solid bat could structure things much better…rizzo anyone? im ready cant wait for the time to come

    • rcleven

      This Cub team needs mor than just one more bat.

      • Joe

        Yes. Rizzo would have an “impact” but not enough to turn things around. i think it will take Rizzo and two more decent bats. Not great bats mind you(altough that would be swell) but decent bats.

  • RWakild

    The Cubs won’t bring Rizzo up becuase if he does well, which he will, they won’t be able to send him back down again without a huge uproar from the fans. :)

  • kyle

    Oh yeah, and Rizzo might not be the savior we all want him to be. Just saying…let’s all take a collective breath before we get ahead of ourselves.

  • Joe

    Seems like every other day the Cubs are against A Cy Young type pitcher.

    • ShootTheGoat

      I think most of our lineup is just that bad….Lol