Well, a series win is on the line today at Wrigley Field, as the Cubs take on the Tigers in a rubber game. Newly-called-up infielder Luis Valbuena is being thrown right into the fire (rather than Adrian Cardenas, who cannot buy a start to save his life).

I feel like I’ve heard of that guy starting for the Tigers before…

Game Info

Detroit Tigers (29-33) at Chicago Cubs (21-41), 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

Justin Verlander (5-4, 2.69 ERA, 1.004 WHIP)

versus

Travis Wood (0-2, 4.71 ERA, 1.186 WHIP)

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. Ryan Raburn, 2B

8. Gerald Laird, C

9. Justin Verlander, 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. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Travis Wood, P


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