wrigley field from right bleachersWell, the serious sweep is off the table (it was probably a stretch as it was), but taking three of four is still possible. And necessary. Can’t split a series like this if the Cubs want any chance of climbing back toward .500.

If they’re going to do it, they’re going to need to beat a familiar face: Andrew Cashner. And he’ll face a shaken up lineup that sees Alfonso Soriano getting a day off (after being removed halfway through last night’s game … hmm … ) in favor of Julio Borbon who’s been smoking the ball. And batting third in tonight’s lineup: Luis Valbuena.

Game Info

San Diego Padres (10-16) at Chicago Cubs (10-16), 7:05 CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Andrew Cashner (1-1, 3.26 ERA, 1.138 WHIP)

versus

Scott Feldman (1-3, 3.92 ERA, 1.645 WHIP)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Everth Cabrera, SS

2. Alexi Amarista, CF

3. Chase Headley, 3B

4. Carlos Quentin, LF

5. Yonder Alonso, 1B

6. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

7. Will Venable, RF

8. John Baker, C

9. Andrew Cashner, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Julio Borbon, LF

3. Luis Valbuena, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Nate Schierholtz, RF

7. Dioner Navarro, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Scott Feldman, P




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