Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

It’s another slap fight for the Cubs, but at least it’s a beautiful new ballpark. The batting order gets a bit zany, what with the DH involved. All Cubs will be getting my full support, but I might give an extra cheer for Alfonso Soriano.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (19-37) at Minnesota Twins (22-34), 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

Travis Wood (0-2, 4.56 ERA, 1.056 WHIP)


P.J. Walters (2-1, 3.69 ERA, 1.358 WHIP)

Minnesota Twins Lineup

1. Ben Revere, CF

2. Jamey Carroll, 2B

3. Josh Willingham, LF

4. Justin Morneau, DH

5. Ryan Doumit, C

6. Chris Parmelee, 1B

7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B

8. Brian Dozier, SS

9. Darin Mastroianni, RF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Reed Johnson, LF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. David DeJesus, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, DH

5. Bryan LaHair, 1B

6. Joe Mather, CF

7. Steve Clevenger, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Ian Stewart, 3B

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