wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs head back to Wrigley Field to take on a team better than the Marlins – but only slightly. The Cubs feature their “versus a lefty” lineup again today, and I think tonight’s the night that Scott Hairston actually puts a good game together. Of course I have no basis for this conclusion. Just a feeling. You know, a feeling based on a thing I want to see happen. The reliable kind of feeling.

Game Info

San Diego Padres (9-15) at Chicago Cubs (9-15), 7:05 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

Clayton Richard (0-2, 7.94 ERA, 0.82 K/BB)

versus

Jeff Samardzija (1-4, 3.03 ERA, 3.90 K/BB)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Everth Cabrera, SS

2. Chris Denorfia, RF

3. Chase Headley, 3B

4. Carlos Quentin, LF

5. Yonder Alonso, 1B

6. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

7. Will Venable, CF

8. Nick Hundley, C

9. Clayton Richard, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Scott Hairston, RF

7. Cody Ransom, 3B

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P



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