My body is shutting down on me, so this is very much my last post for the day. Tons to cover, I know, but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

The Cubs will make/have made three roster moves for tonight’s game, bringing up catching Welington Castillo, who will platoon with Steve Clevenger for the rest of the year, infielder Adrian Cardenas, and pitcher Casey Coleman, who’ll get the first crack at taking Ryan Dempster’s vacated spot in the rotation.

At some point, I suppose they’ll bring up another pitcher, who will go into the bullpen (since Justin Germano has moved into the rotation (for now)).



Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (58-44) at Chicago Cubs (43-58), 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

AJ Burnett (12-3, 3.52 ERA, 3.65 FIP)

versus

Casey Coleman (0-1, 7.32 ERA, 5.82 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Travis Snider, RF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, 1B

5. Neil Walker, 2B

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Rod Barajas, C

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. AJ Burnett, 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. Steve Clevenger, C

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Luis Valbuena, 3B

9. Casey Coleman, P


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