angels stadiumThere must be something in the West Coast water, because Dale Sveum has changed things up once again in his lineup. With Starlin Castro already bumped down the order, now he’s bumping Darwin Barney up – way up. Barney is leading off against the lefty Jason Vargas, which, given the other options, doesn’t really bother me as much as you might think.

Matt Garza’s return tour continues. Hopefully he has as much success as Scott Feldman had last night.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (23-33) at Anaheim Angels (26-33), 6:05 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

Matt Garza (1-0, 3.38 ERA, 2.29 K/BB)

versus

Jason Vargas (5-3, 3.34 ERA, 1.85 K/BB)

Anaheim Angels Lineup

1. Erick Aybar, SS

2. Mike Trout, CF

3. Albert Pujols, DH

4. Mark Trumbo, 1B

5. Josh Hamilton, RF

6. Howie Kendrick, 2B

7. Alberto Callaspo, 3B

8. Chris Iannetta, C

9. J.B. Shuck, LF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Darwin Barney, 2B

2. Cody Ransom, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Starlin Castro, SS

8. Dioner Navarro, DH

9. Ryan Sweeney, CF



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