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

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