It’s the last Shark Attack of the season, as Jeff Samardzija’s season comes to a close tonight in Pittsburgh. Regardless of the outcome, it’s been a great first full year starting.

Shark gets a special treat for his finale – he’s batting 8th (with Tony Campana batting 9th).

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (52-86) at Pittsburgh Pirates (72-65), 6:05 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

Jeff Samardzija (8-13, 3.91 ERA, 3.67 FIP)

versus

James McDonald (12-7, 3.90 ERA, 4.01 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Brock Holt, 2B

2. Starling Marte, LF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, 1B

5. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

6. Alex Presley, RF

7. Clint Barmes, SS

8. Rod Barajas, C

9. James McDonald, 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. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Jeff Samardzija, P

9. Tony Campana, CF



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