great american ballparkI’m headed to tonight’s game with The Wife. With a two-year-old and a three-month-old, and with a couple kind grandparents to watch them, this is the closest thing we’ve had to a date in months.

That’s right: our first night out in months is a baseball game. I win.

If only the Cubs could also win …

Alfonso Soriano gets a night off in favor of Ryan Sweeney, tonight. Sweeney is slowly picking up more and more starts, and has positioned himself nicely to slide into the starting lineup if and when Soriano is traded (or David DeJesus or Nate Schierholtz).

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-28) at Cincinnati Reds (29-18), 6:10 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.

Starting Pitchers

Scott Feldman (4-3, 2.19 ERA, 2.17 K/BB)

versus

Bronson Arroyo (4-4, 3.28 ERA, 3.60 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF

2. Zack Cozart, SS

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 3B

7. Xavier Paul, LF

8. Devin Mesoraco, C

9. Bronson Arroyo, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Ryan Sweeney, LF

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Dioner Navarro, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Scott Feldman, P


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