wrigley field from right bleachersIt’s the second of three consecutive night games against the Rockies at Wrigley Field, and here’s hoping tonight looks a lot like last night. The Stache (Carlos Villanueva, for the uninitiated) could very well be pitching for his rotation spot in this one (heck, he might lose it even if he dominates).

Jeff Francis is on the other side, a lefty, and David DeJesus gets the start in center field and in the leadoff spot. This comes just a couple days after Dale Sveum essentially said that Starlin Castro would be his leadoff man against lefties. What up with that? Francis has a pretty standard lefty/righty split, so it isn’t that. Unless there has been some front office dictation here, I don’t really like or agree with this. DeJesus was doing very well facing only righties.

Game Info

Colorado Rockies (20-18) at Chicago Cubs (16-22), 7:05 CT on CSN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Game Tickets

If you’re looking for Chicago Cubs tickets for today’s game (or any future games), you can use that TiqIQ link there for the secondary market. There are also some available on Cubs.com.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Francis (1-3, 6.90 ERA, 1.85 K/BB)

versus

Carlos Villanueva (1-2, 3.02 ERA, 2.50 K/BB)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Eric Young, RF

2. Dexter Fowler, CF

3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF

4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS

5. Wilin Rosario, C

6. Todd Helton, 1B

7. Nolan Arenado, 3B

8. Josh Rutledge, 2B

9. Jeff Francis, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Cody Ransom, 3B

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Carlos Villanueva, P


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