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The Cubs look to rebound from yesterday’s clunker, and Jeff Samardzija looks to keep up his July success. Pro-tip, Jeff: don’t pitch to Carlos Lee.

I keep waiting to hear Len interrupt the broadcast, “Hold on, we’ve just been informed of a trade…”

Game Info

Miami Marlins (44-46) at Chicago Cubs (36-53), 7:05pm 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

Josh Johnson (5-6, 4.28 ERA, 3.07 FIP)


Jeff Samardzija (6-8, 4.71 ERA, 3.66 FIP)

Miami Marlins Lineup

1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Emilio Bonifacio, CF

3. Carlos Lee, 1B

4. Logan Morrison, RF

5. Hanley Ramirez, 3B

6. Gregg Dobbs, LF

7. Omar Infante, 2B

8. Brett Hayes, C

9. Josh Johnson, 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. Jeff Samardzija, P

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