Celebrate America’s birthday with a win, eh, Cubs?

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (42-38) at Chicago Cubs (30-50), 6:10pm 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

Paul Maholm (5-6, 4.84 ERA, 2.12 K/BB)


Randall Delgado (4-8, 4.52 ERA, 1.64 K/BB)

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. David Ross, C

8. Andrelton Simmons, SS

9. Randall Delgado, 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. Geovany Soto, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Paul Maholm, P

  • Nomar’s Left Glove

    Hey Brett,
    Did you mean Go ‘Merica!
    They are in Georgia, right?

    • Ian Afterbirth

      In that case it would be “Murka”.

      • Nomar’s Left Glove

        Solid point

  • Mysterious4th

    Why is soto in the 7th or 8th spot since he seemms to be doing so great!

  • nkniacc13

    Cubs could get Dempster to start on Sunday?

  • CityCub

    Who’s subbin for brenley?

  • Toby

    Dave “Soup” Campbell. He used to do Sunday night games for ESPN for a long time.

  • CityCub

    Ahhh I missed the beginning of the game.

  • Toby

    Man, that Jeff Baker sucks.

  • hardtop

    I think the writing is on the wall here. Rudy was bad for Castro. If t-riz keeps this up, and Castro continues to show patience, we could not suck someday soon.

  • Toby

    Soup nailed it down when it came to Marmol’s problem in that Marmol became too relient on his slider.