It’s Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field as the Cubs host the Cardinals. We love and miss you, Ronnie.

Travis Wood will try to put together his first good post-All-Star break start.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (53-46) at Chicago Cubs (40-57), 1:20pm 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

Travis Wood (4-5, 4.33 ERA, 5.06 FIP)


Lance Lynn (12-4, 3.10 ERA, 3.23 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Rafael Furcal, SS

2. Jon Jay, CF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, RF

5. Lance Berkman, 1B

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Matt Carpenter, 3B

8. Daniel Descalso, 2B

9. Lance Lynn, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David JeJesus, 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. Travis Wood, P

  • leroy k.

    From Elias: Travis Wood is 1st starter in MLB history to allow a HR in each of the first 5 innings of a game.

    • Jeff

      Another awesome start by Travis Wood…GRRRR!!! The ghost of Volstad past is back!

  • Edwin

    Yayyyy! Record Book!!!!!!!!

    • RY34

      yep, we continue to set the record book for all the wrong reasons!