Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs look to take the first two games of the series against the Padres, and, to do it, they’ll need a good performance from Edwin Jackson. The Cubs’ big free agent signing is still looking for his first, start to finish, good start. He’s had some OK ones, but none that you could really put your stamp on.

On the other side, it’s Edinson Volquez, about whom I read somewhere on Twitter that his team is 6-0 in games he’s started against the Cubs. That probably doesn’t really mean much when you think about it.

Game Info

San Diego Padres (9-16) at Chicago Cubs (10-15), 7:05 CT on WCIU, MLBN.

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

Edinson Volquez (1-3, 6.39 ERA, 1.737 WHIP)


Edwin Jackson (0-3, 4.76 ERA, 1.412 WHIP)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Everth Cabrera, SS

2. Chris Denorfia, CF

3. Chase Headley, 3B

4. Carlos Quentin, LF

5. Yonder Alonso, 1B

6. Mark Kotsay, RF

7. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

8. Nick Hundley, C

9. Edinson Volquez, 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. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P

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