wrigley field from right bleachersIt matters not how bad the Cubs may be. Taking on, and beating, the Cardinals is always a big deal. Here’s hoping the Cubs can do it twice this week. The Cards have won six in a row.

Travis Wood will look to continue his hot start to the year, and he’ll face a tough lineup tonight in the process.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (20-11) at Chicago Cubs (12-20), 7:05 CT on WGN.

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 small, though … )

Starting Pitchers

Lance Lynn (5-0, 2.75 ERA, 1.111 WHIP)

versus

Travis Wood (2-2, 2.50 ERA, 0.908 WHIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 2B

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Jon Jay, CF

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Lance Lynn, 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. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Travis Wood, P


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