The Cubs, on the rare occasion that they win a series this year, have had a thing for winning the first two games, before dropping the third. So, I kind of like their chances today. But not tomorrow.

Matt Garza will look to continue a solid stretch of starts, and Bryan LaHair finally gets a start against a lefty.

Game Info

Houston Astros (32-45) at Chicago Cubs (27-49), 3:05pm 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

J.A Happ (6-7, 4.83 ERA, 3.87 xFIP)

versus

Matt Garza (3-6, 4.06 ERA, 3.55 xFIP)

Houston Astros Lineup

1. Jordan Schafer, CF

2. Jed Lowrie, SS

3. Carlos Lee, 1B (but he could be gone to the Dodgers by game time)

4. Brian Bogusevic, RF

5. Chris Johnson, 3B

6. Jason Castro, C

7. J.D. Martinez, LF

8. Scott Moore, 2B

9. J.A. Happ, 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. Geovany Soto, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Matt Garza, P



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