wrigley field from right bleachersTonight’s game is a national Fox game, which is cool if you’re in the right region for it. If you’re not, even MLB.tv blacks you out from this one (hooray Pirates v. Reds for me! … though if the Cubs keep winning, then a Pirates/Reds match-up actually would be of considerable interest to me).

Speaking of the Cubs winning, they’re going for number six in a row this evening. That would be sweet, and they’ve got the right guy – Jeff Samardzija – on the mound to pull it off.


Game Info

Arizona Diamondbacks (30-24) at Chicago Cubs (23-30), 6:15 CT on FOX.

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

Ian Kennedy (2-3, 4.70 ERA, 2.17 K/BB)


Jeff Samardzija (3-6, 2.85 ERA, 3.33 K/BB)

Arizona Diamondbacks Lineup

1. Gerardo Parra, RF

2. Didi Gregorius, SS

3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Martin Prado, 3B

6. Jason Kubel, LF

7. A.J. Pollack, CF

8. Willie Bloomquist, 2B

9. Ian Kennedy, 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. Jeff Samardzija, P

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