Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

It’s raining at Wrigley Field today, and the game isn’t expected to start on time. Might be a slight delay.

So, the Cubs are going to have to get swept in this series if they want to get back to their .333 pace.

Game Info

Houston Astros (32-44) at Chicago Cubs (26-49), 1:20pm 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

Bud Norris (5-4, 4.81 ERA, 2.89 K/BB)


Paul Maholm (4-6, 5.38 ERA, 1.96 K/BB)

Houston Astros Lineup

1. Brian Bixler, SS

2. Brian Bogusevic, RF

3. Carlos Lee, 1B

4. J.D. Martinez, LF

5. Chris Snyder, C

6. Chris Johnson, 3B

7. Matt Downs, 2B

8. Jordan Schafer, CF

9. Bud Norris, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Brian LaHair, RF

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Paul Maholm, P

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