The Rockies aren’t particularly good at baseball this year, but neither are the Cubs. What could happen today?! No one knows! That’s the magic!

In fact, something as crazy as Joe Mather leading off could happen!

Game Info

Colorado Rockies (50-73) at Chicago Cubs (47-76), 1:20 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

Drew Pomeranz (1-7, 4.87 ERA, 4.60 FIP)


Jeff Samardzija (8-11, 4.17 ERA, 3.75 FIP)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Charlie Blackmon, RF

2. Jonathan Herrera, SS

3. Jordan Pacheco, 1B

4. Carlos Gonzalez, LF

5. Ramon Hernandez, C

6. Tyler Colvin, CF

7. Chris Nelson, 3B

8. DJ LeMahieu, 2B

9. Drew Pomeranz, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Joe Mather, RF

2. Josh Vitters, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brett Jackson, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

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