pnc parkHooray for morning baseball! (For you Central and Western folks, anyway.)

Edwin Jackson had one of his better starts last time out, but it still didn’t quite feel like a complete, beginning to end, good start. Maybe today’s the day. The righty lineup is back in today.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-27) at Pittsburgh Pirates (28-18), 11:35 CT on CSN.

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

Edwin Jackson (1-6, 5.76 ERA, 2.19 K/BB)


Jeanmar Gomez (2-0, 2.78 ERA, 1.36 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Travis Snider, RF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Garrett Jones, 1B

5. Neil Walker, 2B

6. Michael McKenry, C

7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

8. Clint Barmes, SS

9. Jeanmar Gomez, 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

  • RY

    Bravo shitbags, nothing like the last two batters of the game going down looking; never knew you could mail the season in only 46 games into the season. Another great effort at the plate today guys! On to Cincinnati for the next sweep!

  • RSquared

    Well at least they left out the “They might actually come back” drama today. Lets get the young kids in here. What’s the point of watching this AA ball team?

  • RY ran a story today on how the Astros and Marlins will definitely challenge the 1962 Mets for the worst record in the modern era today; funny, I think they left this team out of the story; the Cubs have a great shot at beating the record too.

    • JoeyCollins

      You obviously didn’t read the fangraphs article today about how the Cubs are playing significantly better than their record.