If the Cubs can hold the Brewers to single digits tonight, I suppose that’s a moral victory after last night’s 9th inning.

In a roster move, the Cubs have activated reliever Blake Parker – he of the elbow stress reaction that is currently plaguing Matt Garza – from the 60-day disabled list, and have designated reliever Alex Hinshaw – he of the three home runs given up last night – for assignment. Hinshaw didn’t get much of an audition with the Cubs, but I guess they saw what they needed to see last night.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (60-67) at Chicago Cubs (49-78), 7:05 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Yovani Gallardo (13-8, 3.62 ERA, 3.84 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (4-10, 4.76 ERA, 5.46 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Corey Hart, 1B

6. Martin Maldonado, C

7. Carlos Gomez, CF

8. Jeff Bianchi, SS (remember when he was a Cub for about 12 seconds?)

9. Yovani Gallardo, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Luis Valbuena, 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. Travis Wood, P


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