Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

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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