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wrigley field from right bleachersOk, Jeff Samardzija. Your turn.

By which I mean your turn to drive in a few runs, because pitching well isn’t going to be enough to win the game. And it would be a very nice win, since the Cubs are quietly on the verge of being swept in a four-game set at home. It doesn’t matter how badly a team is play … that always sucks.

Starlin Castro is back in the two-hole because, well, why not at this point?

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (40-26) at Chicago Cubs (25-38), 1:20 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

Mat Latos (6-0, 2.87 ERA, 3.28 FIP)

versus

Jeff Samardzija (3-7, 3.18 ERA, 3.08 FIP)

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. Mat Latos, 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. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

  • Voice of Reason

    I guess we are right there with the marlins….. YIKES!!

  • DarthHater

    And the Cubs avoid the sveep!

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