great american ballparkThis rain better get the hell out of here. With the new kiddo, I haven’t had a chance to get out to a game yet this year. Today is my first. I’m already in Cincinnati. Go. Away. Rain. (As of this morning, reports have the rain moving out by the early afternoon, so hopefully the game will get off with a slight delay.)

Jeff Samardzija goes against Mat Latos today, and the Cubs are actually going for a series win. Alfonso Soriano gets a rest day, with Julio Borbon making his first start for the Cubs in left field. That changes up the lineup slightly, with Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo each sliding back a spot, and Borbon batting second.

Darwin Barney also gets a day off, with Luis Valbuena sliding over to second to cover the position …

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (6-13) at Cincinnati Reds (12-9), 11:35 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.

Game Tickets

If you’re looking for Chicago Cubs tickets for today’s game (or any future games), you can use that TiqIQ link there for the secondary market. There are also some available on Cubs.com.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija (1-3, 3.38 ERA, 4.43 K/BB)

versus

Mat Latos (0-0, 2.73 ERA, 7.25 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF

2. Zack Cozart, SS

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 3B

7. Xavier Paul, LF

8. Devin Mesoraco, C

9. Mat Latos, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Julio Borbon, LF

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Luis Valbuena, 2B

8. Cody Ransom, 3B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P


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