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Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (80-71) at Chicago Cubs (59-92), 12:05 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

Adam Wainwright (13-13, 3.97 ERA, 3.10 FIP)


Travis Wood (6-12, 4.25 ERA, 4.85 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Jon Jay, CF

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Daniel Descalso, 2B

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Adam Wainwright, 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. Welington Castillo, C

7. Dave Sappelt, RF

8. Josh Vitters, 3B

9. Travis Wood, P

  • RWakild

    A sweep would be sweet!!! Don’t mind the Cubs losing the second pick if we can keep the Cardinals out of the playoffs.

    • DocPeterWimsey

      The Rox also have a tougher schedule, I think. The Cubs September schedule really was on the cupcake side of soft. (I just mixed metaphors, didn’t I….)

    • rick


  • Believe in 2015

    I would be fine with the third pick as long as the Cubs got a decent pitcher in the first round.

    • Ted

      I would be fine with the fourth pick if it meant keeping the Cardinals out of the playoffs.

  • Kevin

    Brewers, Dodgers and Phillies fans all just became Cubs fans. In your face St. Louis!

  • cubzforlife

    I would like to see the Brewers win and take out Cincy. Big sticks on that Brewers team.

  • Brett

    The EBS will be quite delayed today, by the way.

  • morgan

    marmol has wore out his welcome as a cubs, i dont care how well he does for another team, he should not be a cubs after this year,

    • AJB

      We’ll he’s actually turned in a decent season after a terrible start so we might be able to realistically move him this offseason

  • jim

    I wanted to sign chris gayle five years ago. Am surprised jocketty dint! 13 rot. Shark, wood volstad, germano , rusin? Gl!!

  • jim

    Gayle is babe ruth of cricket, btw.

  • calicubsfan007

    Sveum compares Barney to Eckstein, gotta love that. Eckstein is one of my top favorite players to ever play.