The Cubs, er, I mean, the Rockies go for the sweep today. The “regular” lineup is back, though it doesn’t look a whole lot different from the bench version of the last couple days.

I get to take in today’s game at a local bar (well, BW3’s, to be precise) with a couple BN’ers ’round these parts. A rare treat in a lousy second half of the season.

(Unrelatedly, Nick Struck and Logan Watkins (as hinted this morning) have been named the Cubs’ minor league pitcher and player of the year, respectively. This will get its own post, but I thought I’d let you know now.)



Game Info

Chicago Cubs (59-96) at Colorado Rockies (61-94), 3:10 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

Chris Volstad (3-10, 6.22 ERA, 5.02 FIP)

versus

Jhoulys Chacin (2-5, 4.73 ERA, 5.19 FIP)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Josh Rutledge, SS

2. Charlie Blackmon, LF

3. Jordan Pacheco, 1B

4. Wilin Rosario, C

5. Tyler Colvin, CF

6. Chris Nelson, 3B

7. Matt McBride, RF

8. DJ LeMahieu, 2B

9. Jhoulys Chacin, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Steve Clevenger, C

8. Brett Jackson, CF

9. Chris Volstad, P




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