turner fieldYesterday’s Scott Feldman debut didn’t go so well. Hopefully today’s Carlos Villanueva debut will be better.

The Cubs will be facing young (former) stud righty Julio Teheran, who has not been able to break through at the big league level. He’s reportedly re-crafted his approach this year, and I heard many people say he looked good in the Spring. Given the Cubs’ offensive woes, he might be able to extend it into the regular season.

Brent Lillibridge gets a day off to clear his head after a mighty slow start. That’s fine, but it’s not like Alberto Gonzalez is going to be a consistent upgrade.

(And people thought I was overreacting by being bummed by Darwin Barney’s injury. Face.)

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (2-2) at Atlanta Braves (3-1), 6:10 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

Carlos Villanueva (0-0, -.– ERA)

versus

Julio Teheran (0-0, -.– ERA)

Atlanta Braves Lineup

1. B.J. Upton, CF

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Justin Upton, LF

4. Freddie Freeman, 1B

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Juan Francisco, 3B

7. Gerald Laird, C

8. Ramiro Pena, SS

9. Julio Teheran, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Luis Valbuena, 3B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

9. Carlos Villanueva, P



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