The Cubs welcome the Tigers to Wrigley Field tonight, and will look to avoid being the Tigers’ soft place to fall. Max Scherzer’s been up and down lately, so he could be great tonight, or ugly. Either way, we’ll probably attribute the results to Rudy Jaramillo’s firing, because that makes sense.

Game Info

Detroit Tigers (28-32) at Chicago Cubs (20-40), 7:05pm 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

Max Scherzer (5-4, 5.88 ERA, 4.44 FIP)


Paul Maholm (4-5, 5.10 ERA, 5.10 FIP)

Detroit Tigers Lineup

1. Austin Jackson, CF

2. Brennan Boesch, RF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B

4. Prince Fielder, 1B

5. Delmon Young, LF

6. Jhonny Peralta, SS

7. Gerald Laird, C

8. Danny Worth, 2B

9. Max Scherzer, 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

  • MichiganGoat


    • calicubsfan007

      I think hell froze over

      • Toby

        Baby steps folks…baby steps.

        • MichiganGoat

          It’s obviously the new hitting coach

          • calicubsfan007

            Who is the new hitting coach? Maybe I just missed it, but I have yet to hear a name.

            • MichiganGoat

              Jay Rowson see Brett’s article about Rudy getting fired

              • calicubsfan007

                I knew I must have missed it. Brett wouldnt have forgotten to put that.

          • GoldFinch

            You’re Mister obvious now?(LOL)

            • whiteflag

              Really? It’s time for this back and forth to stop. I love this site because of the intelligent commentators,please stop ruining it with your obnoxious need to get back at MG.

              • GoldFinch

                Why would “I “need to get back at MG? I don’t get it.

              • MichiganGoat

                Trust me I’m finished, BetterNews/Joe/GoldFinch obviously won’t take feedback, and ignores the advice of Brett. It’s time for everyone to ignore these comments.