Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (11:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Let’s be reasonable adults: in the run-up to today’s game, the only thing that matters is whether Ryan Dempster actually starts today. As of this moment, he’s still scheduled to do so. And I can barely believe it.

We’ll see what happens.

Alfonso Soriano gets a day off (don’t get all excited, this was expected).

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (40-56) at Pittsburgh Pirates (54-42), 11:35am 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

Ryan Dempster (5-4, 2.11 ERA, 3.28 FIP)


Kevin Correia (7-6, 4.31 ERA, 4.95 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Alex Presley, LF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, RF

5. Casey McGehee, 1B

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Michael McKenry, C

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. Kevin Correia, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Bryan LaHair, RF

5. Steve Clevenger, C

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Tony Campana, LF

9. Ryan Dempster, P

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92 responses to “Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (11:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.”

  1. art

    Bruce Levine says there is interest in Soriano.

  2. Curt

    slack is given no ones upset with you 1st we get theo n Jed which is great then emperor bud changes all the rules so it takes away wht theo does best and will take the cubs tht much longer, then we all knew this season was coming but still it’s hard to accept, then the trade deadline rolls around dempster says I’ll do my best to help the cubs then does not, who knows wht we get for demp or garza now it’s just frustration wondering if we ever get a break.but yu are appreciated.

  3. someday...2015?

    ESPNChiCubs Doug Padilla
    Blow by blow on the Demp meltdown after he was pulled: Threw down the cooler lid, threw the cooler, threw his sports drink against the wall

    For the people who missed it.

    1. Ted

      Did his drink bounce off and hit him in the head?

    2. Ogyu

      Dempster needs to get some counseling from Bryce Harper on the perils of attacking a wall…

  4. Derek

    My guess….Demps mad because he wanted last start with cubs to be a win .. after game they announce Dempster has been traded to Atlanta

    1. Ted

      If only.

    2. NLIADad

      was thinking the same thing!!

  5. Derek

    He didn’t want to be traded without going home to see the family before he went to Atlanta

  6. Derek

    Now he wouldn’t start before Monday so he can have a couple days