Pre-Gamin’: Pirates v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

wrigley field from right bleachersAhhhh, baseball during the Draft! Head going to explode!

And it’s a great pitching matchup today, with Francisco Liriano facing Travis Wood, each a lefty who is really tearing it up this year.

The new against-lefty lineup is in place, with Darwin Barney and Cody Ransom up at the top.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (35-25) at Chicago Cubs (24-33), 1:20 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

Francisco Liriano (3-2, 2.17 ERA, 1.31 FIP)


Travis Wood (5-3, 2.75 ERA, 3.62 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Jody Mercer, SS

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5. Russell Martin, C

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Neil Walker, 2B

8. Travis Snider, RF

9. Francisco Liriano, P

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. Ryan Sweeney, CF

9. Travis Wood, P

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12 responses to “Pre-Gamin’: Pirates v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.”

  1. Blank

    Don’t drop the soap, Pittsburgh; we’re coming from behind

    1. Jim

      Not okay.

      1. Blank

        Live a little

  2. Kyle

    Pitching matchups are rough, but we could really send the Pirates into a tailspin with a good series.

  3. Drew7

    Wow…only Liriano could walk Castillo and Castro back-to-back.

  4. Schrodinger's Cat

    Back-to-back walks for Castillo and Castro? Holy hell.

    1. SirCub

      The odds of that occurrence is 0.001% !

      1. SirCub

        By which, of course I mean 0.12%. Math is hard!

      2. Timothy Scarbrough

        The odds of Liriano walking two guys in a row has to be much higher though.

        1. SirCub

          Probably, considering that his career walk rate is above average. But so far this year, it’s been below average. So, eh, I’d say it’s a wash.

  5. bbmoney

    Cubbies taking some walks today……not neccessarily tough to do against Liriano though I suppose.

  6. AP

    If I never see Jordan Baker ump a game again, it will still be too soon.

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