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miller parkThe Cubs will try again today, and might actually win if they don’t immediately fall behind 4-0. Edwin Jackson will look for his first completely good start, as opposed to five great innings and a couple crappy ones.

Rookie Hiram Burgos makes his debut for the Brewers. May he be greeted less than warmly.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (7-8) at Chicago Cubs (5-10), 6:10 CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

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Starting Pitchers

Edwin Jackson (0-2, 6.06 ERA, 11.0 K/9)

versus

Hiram Burgos (0-0, -.– ERA, (debut))

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Rickie Weeks, 2B

5. Jonathan Lucroy, C

6. Logan Schafer, CF

7. Martin Maldonado, 1B

8. Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B

9. Hiram Burgos, 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. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Luis Valbuena, 3B

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P

  • Rizzo44

    GO CUBS!!!! No Castillo though, Navarro will hit a go ahead homer in the 8th, but someone will probably blow it…..

    • Falselife

      Edwin Jackson + Navarro = 4 WP/PB

      • Rizzo44

        Yeah, i know. Another reason of thinking about firing Sveum..

      • koyiehillsucks2

        not the best decision, that’s for sure…

  • mudge

    Sveum’s skills are those of a great bench coach, not a great manager, is the story so far.

    • MightyBear

      Sveum, like most great managers, will become a great manager when he gets great players.

    • Rizzo44

      Yepp. Why not just let Theo be manager?? haha

  • Caleb

    That Burgos kid was the brewer pitcher of the year. And he dominated WBC. A good flier fantasy pickup (mine) but could be trouble.

  • Kyle

    Not at all impressed with the scouting report on Burgos. 88-91 MPH fastball and a variety of ok breaking stuff. Nothing to be scared of at all.

    • Rcleven

      Unless your a Cub hitter.

    • Falselife

      That’s the worst type of pitcher for the Cubs…doesn’t bode well for this evening.

  • Zachary

    Is Brett Jackson been hurt

    • MichiganGoat

      Yes jammed toe

  • Tyler

    Oh, a pitcher is making his major league debut against the Cubs? Of course he’ll dominate. (See- Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Jordan Lyles, etc.)

  • Die hard

    Sveum needs to tell Jackson he’s staying in for 8 innings no matter what so he will have right attitude going in… Then Sveum needs to stick to it

  • Clay

    I thought the game is on CSN? All im getting is tge stupid Bulls pregame

    • Njriv

      Hey, you watch your mouth.

    • arta

      lol, they were on the alternate CSN.

  • Clay

    I didnt say the actual Bulls game..i said pregame lol

    • Njriv

      Haha its all good. Yeah, I’m having the same problem. This scheduling issue is unlikely of CSN.

      • Clay

        Do u know what channel its been moved too?

  • Mike

    Can we just start Borbon in CF and have him bat leadoff? I really like DeJesus, but he doesn’t steal bases (or, Sveum doesn’t have him run). It would be nice to avoid double plays and actually have our leadoff hitter be able to actually steal bases throughout the year…not 7 for the entire year (like DeJesus’ total SB numbers from last year).

    • Drew7

      Here’s the thing about being able to steal bases: you have to get on base first.

  • Mr.Boring

    This is why I hate the Cubs these days. I said I wouldn’t watch again this year. But it’s cold and nothing else to watch. Having DirectTV, I’m blocked from watching the worst team baseball????. Theo, Jed……… Kiss my ass. You have officially lost a fan. Go Royals.. New Wrigley needs to be named “The Friendly Confines of Losers Field.” Glad you folks are paying the bill and not me. This is a joke and most of you are taking the bait. This team will set a record for the worst record in history. This is a joke! Officially Goodbye fello Mates. They will set a loosing record…… laugh all you want, but you wont be laughing in August.

    • DarthHater

      Goodbye. Don’t let the falling concrete hit you in the ass on your way out.

      • MichiganGoat

        Here’s a case of Old Style for all your trouble have a great day.

    • Timothy Scarbrough

      It might be hard to have the worst record in history, they’ve already ceded the Marlins 2 and a half games, and the Marlins are pretty tough to lose too.

      • DarthHater

        Indeed.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Pro-tip: If you’re going to pretend to be a Cubs fan to troll Cubs fans on a Cubs blog, don’t use an email address with “Sox” in it.

      • hansman1982

        BAZINGA!!!!!!!!

      • MikeW

        Ha. Good shit Brett.

      • arta

        lol, I like that.

  • R Younggren

    Another great offensive performance by the cubs against a nobody!

  • Troy

    In other news Ian Stewart finally got a hit

  • YourResidentJag

    As Theo and his fans say, “You gotta be patient. SOMETHING will eventually happen.”

  • http://www.bairsdenuni.wordpress.com BAIRSDEN

    May as well talk about who’s actually trade-able given what seems to be a team trending much like last years. I’m going to put guys into three groups of likeliness to be dealt.

    Group A: DeJesus, Villanueva, Garza

    Group B: Soriano, Feldman, Barney, Schierholtz, Marmol

    Group C: EJax, Valbuena

    Hard to see much value coming back for anyone besides Garz. I suppose Theo/Jed could package Villanueva with either DDJ, Barney or Schierholtz to get another Vizcaino type return. If we’re going to lose 90+ again hopefully Garza can pitch well enough to garner a return we all want.

  • hansman1982

    What’s the score? I don’t get CSN and gameday isn’t working with a darn.

    • http://en.gravatar.com/stumason2105 Nebraska Cubs

      5-1 Top 8 Brewers

  • Die hard

    5 runs + 1 = 6 – that magical 6 is needed again to win and avoid 100 losses as I have been preaching which will be true until drastic changes made starting with Sveum

    • Timothy Scarbrough

      The Cubs, going into this game, have allowed on average 4 1/3 runs per game. Depending on how the runs are distributed, the Cubs could pretty easily be over .500 and only have scored 5 runs a game, which, would be below your magic number.

  • cubmig

    Suckdom hit a new low today the way the Cubs played —or is it: “didn’t play”? It was an embarrassment. I am particularly pissed at Rizzo, Castro and sadly—-EJ for that air ball he mailed into center on what should have been an easy out. And as for their offense…..well, there wasn’t any. I swear—– if Theo& Co expect us to watch this shit and hope to be shielded from criticism with urgings of “be patient”, they need to get their collective head out of their ass. Tonght’s baseball performance had no affirming qualities. It was anemic and sick. How is a Cubs fan to survive absent feelings of promise?

  • cub2014

    Diehard your killing me! if the cubs scored 6 runs a game
    they would have the best record in baseball. 100 wins not
    100 losses. Problem is they are going to score closer to
    4 runs per game which will translate to 90 losses. We should.
    be more worried about rizzo & castro’s (the future) defense
    Better get that figured out.I know this is irrational but lets get
    Solar & Baez up asap, at least by September. Baez at 3b
    and Solar in left. Trade Dejesus for a solid prospect (one that
    could be used to get Price next year) and put Borbon in lead-
    off spot. Why not.

  • Jp3

    I love Baez too, unfortunately hitting around .200 with a ton of Ks in High A baseball will get you nowhere near Chicago. Unless you continue to swing and miss then he may end up in Kane County.

    • cub2014

      I know I know! Baez isnt ready but if he gets to Tennessee
      this year he may get his call up. I hope by June they get
      rid of Maysonette(age 32?) at Iowa then they will move
      Alcantera to Iowa which would leave shortstop opening in
      Tennessee (Baez?).

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