Anthony Rizzo will not be in the starting lineup tonight, so you’ll have to try to just enjoy tonight’s game for what it is: a late-June Cubs/Mets tilt, with playoff implications ( … for the Mets).

Game Info

New York Mets (39-34) at Chicago Cubs (24-48), 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

Johan Santana (5-3, 3.00 ERA, 3.29 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (1-3, 4.14 ERA, 5.45 FIP)

New York Mets Lineup

1. Andres Torres, CF

2. Ruben Tejada, SS

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Scott Hairston, LF

5. Lucas Duda, RF

6. Ronny Cedeno, 2B

7. Ike Davis, 1B

8. Mike Nickeas, C

9. Johan Santana, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Reed Johnson, RF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Jeff Baker, 1B

6. Geovany Soto, C

7. Joe Mather, CF

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Travis Wood, P


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