It’s a night game for the Cubs at Wrigley, and I’m appreciative, as it gives me a nice buffer during the 30-hour Trade Deadline Blogathon. Speaking of which, what do you say we try to get the BNBlogathon a mention from Len and Bob tonight? It’s a stretch, but shoot them a tweet (Len and Bob are together here, and Len’s individual twitter is here), describing what it is, and asking for a shout. What the hell, right?

As for the game, I’m genuinely excited to get a starting look at Justin Germano. No, I don’t think the Cubs stumbled into a top guy for cheap, but it would be nice if he looks like a capable fifth starter over these next two months.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (58-43) at Chicago Cubs (42-58), 7:05pm 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

Erik Bedard (5-11, 4.32 ERA, 1.450 WHIP)

versus

Justin Germano (0-1, 3.00 ERA, 1.667 WHIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Alex Presley, RF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, 1B

5. Neil Walker, 2B

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Michael McKenry, C

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. Erik Bedard, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Reed Johnson, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Jeff Baker, RF

6. Geovany Soto, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Joe Mather, 3B

9. Justin Germano, P


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