So much for that talk about benching Starlin Castro. Every manager over the past three years seems to have mentioned it at least once, but only Quade actually did it. Good? Bad? Agnostic? Shrug.

Travis Wood faces his former team – here’s hoping he shows them what they’re missing (even though they’ve got a full rotation, and a good one, at that).

Brett Jackson gets the day off in favor of Bryan LaHair, presumably after feeling some soreness from that collision with Castro yesterday.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (67-46) at Chicago Cubs (44-67), 3:05pm 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

Bronson Arroyo (7-7, 4.05 ERA, 4.25 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (4-8, 4.77 ERA, 5.62 FIP)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Zack Cosart, SS

2. Drew Stubbs, CF

3. Brandon Phillips, 2B

4. Ryan Ludwick, LF

5. Todd Frazier, 1B

6. Chris Heisey, RF

7. Wilson Valdez, 3B

8. Ryan Hanigan, C

9. Bronson Arroyo, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Bryan LaHair, RF

8. Steve Clevenger, C

9. Travis Wood, P


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