Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley field from right bleachersWith an early season rainout of an interleague game, the Cubs and Rangers had no choice but to schedule their makeup for the best common available date at Wrigley, which is tonight. So, although the Cubs just stay at home, the Rangers have to come up from Arlington, where they played yesterday, to Chicago tonight, and then head up to Milwaukee to play tomorrow. It could be a lot worse, obviously, but it’s still probably not much fun for them.

Game Info

Texas Rangers (20-11) at Chicago Cubs (11-20), 7:05 CT on WCIU.

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. (It’s a bit old, though … )

Starting Pitchers

Nick “Vlad” Tepesch (2-2, 3.54 ERA, 1.179 WHIP)


Scott Feldman (2-3, 3.34 ERA, 1.281 WHIP)

Texas Rangers Lineup

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Elvis Andrus, SS

3. Adrian Beltre, 3B

4. Nelson Cruz, RF

5. Mitch Moreland, 1B

6. Geovany Soto, C

7. David Murphy, LF

8. Leonys Martin, CF

9. Nick Tepesch, 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. Scott Feldman, P

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