wrigley field from right bleachersThe injury bug just won’t leave the Cubs alone, as Kyuji Fujikawa heads to the DL after visibly struggling yesterday. But, the Cubs move on.

It’s a hell of a pitching matchup today, as Madison Bumgarner always dominates the Cubs, and Jeff Samardzija always dominates everyone*. The Cubs are going with their all-righty-except-for-Rizzo lineup, and hopefully today’s the day it finally works.

*(Anti-jinxing mechanism implemented here.)

Game Info

San Francisco Giants (7-4) at Chicago Cubs (4-6), 12:05 CT on FOX.

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.

Game Tickets

If you’re looking to buy Cubs tickets at the last minute today, or for tomorrow’s series finale, you can use that TiqIQ link there for the secondary market. There are also some available on Cubs.com.

Starting Pitchers

Madison Bumgarner (2-0, 1.32 ERA, 0.878 WHIP)


Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 2.63 ERA, 0.805 WHIP)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Angel Pagan, CF

2. Marco Scutaro, 2B

3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Gregor Blanco, LF

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Madison Bumgarner, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

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