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Brooks Raley is back for another start – not that he missed his turn in the rotation or anything.

Game Info

Colorado Rockies (50-74) at Chicago Cubs (48-76), 12:05 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

Alex White (2-6, 5.55 ERA, 4.96 FIP)

versus

Brooks Raley (1-2, 7.63 ERA, 6.36 FIP)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. DJ LeMahieu, 2B

2. Jordan Pacheco, 1B

3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF

4. Wilin Rosario, C

5. Andrew Brown, RF

6. Chris Nelson, 3B

7. Tyler Colvin, CF

8. Jonathan Herrera, SS

9. Alex White, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, 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. Brooks Raley, P

  • http://bleachernation.com ramy16

    Lets go Cubs… I like Raley’s last outing, just no run support.

  • DocPeterWimsey

    Wow: only one Rox player (CarGo) is on any team in either of my Fantasy Leagues! At least the Cubs have Castro and Rizzo in both leagues! (Sori just got dropped from one and he never was taken in the other.)

  • calicubsfan007

    Anyone know what Raley is projected to be in the Cubs’ rotation? #3 starter or is he more of a backend starter?

    • DocPeterWimsey

      Realistically, he’s probably a middle reliever.

      • Ben (BG2383)

        Yep….Kevin Goldstein was asked that on twitter a few weeks ago and he said he is more of an up and down guy…..Cubs truly need one of these guys to exceed expectations and turn into a real option for back of rotation…..on another note I am just shocked the RedSox got so lucky and were able to hit the reset button….gives me faith that maybe someone will snag Soriano and more money off the deal than I thought before next season

      • Gabriel

        agreed – I think he could blossom into a poor-man’s sean marshall considering raley throws the kitchen sink at you. I like him better than Russell, not as much as marshall. But hey, at least he looks MLB caliber in some capacity.

        • baldtaxguy

          Agreed. Could be effective as a reliever, only.

  • Cubs1967

    way to go Bjax!!………you can see in his at-bats he’s getting smarter and looking for pitches and staring to turn on them……….there’s a some clue there. if he can end up around .230-235 that’s good to work towards next year

    vitters……….way lost. more AAA i think.

  • RY34

    absolute great decision to double steal with mather! brilliant dumbass!

    • Carew

      So uh are you mad?

      • RY34

        not really, i expect stupidity with the cubs

      • BeyondFukudome

        So uh are you 12?

        • RY34

          not 12 and really dont give a shit what you think regardless. its the truth, cubs play stupid baseball, deal with it.

          • BeyondFukudome

            Easy, man. My comment was a reply to Carew, not to you. Though, I must say, your hostility is sorely tempting me to ask if you are mad. ;-)

            • RY34

              my apologies to you BF, could not tell who you were referring to. my bad and yes i am mad.

        • Carew

          Nope, just bored and immature

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