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)

versus

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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