Four wins in a row? Break up the Cubs! …

Tonight’s game is a tale of a couple pitchers who were sent to the minors after struggling, and are trying to re-establish themselves in the majors. It’s been a mixed bag so far for Jurrjens, and we’ll see about Volstad.

Geovany Soto sits again. I know Clevenger is solid, but can the Cubs really afford (from a hoped-for-trade perspective) to turn this thing into a platoon? Or is Soto feeling some ill effects of his knee?

It’s raining in Atlanta, by the way. Not sure whether it will impact the start time.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (41-38) at Chicago Cubs (30-49), 6:10pm 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

Chris Volstad (0-6, 7.46 ERA, 4.00 FIP)

versus

Jair Jurrjens (1-2, 6.07 ERA, 5.95 FIP)

Atlanta Braves Lineup

1. Michael Bourn, CF

2. Martin Prado, LF

3. Jason Heyward, RF

4. Chipper Jones, 3B

5. Freddie Freeman, 1B

6. Dan Uggla, 2B

7. Brian McCann, C

8. Andrelton Simmons, SS

9. Jair Jurrjens, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Bryan LaHair, RF

6. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Chris Volstad, P




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