citi field metsMatt Garza is on the mound, and the Cubs are going for the sweep. A good start from Garza would make my day.

Your new leadoff hitter in the post David DeJesus against-righty world? Luis Valbuena. Good choice in my book.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (28-38) at New York Mets (24-39), 12:10 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

Matt Garza (1-1, 6.26 ERA, 5.00 FIP)

versus

Jeremy “Hugh” Hefner (1-6, 4.11 ERA, 4.90 FIP)

New York Mets Lineup

1. Jordany Valdespin, 2B

2. Daniel Murphy, 1B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Marlon Byrd, RF

5. Lucas Duda, LF

6. John Buck, C

7. Omar Quintanilla, SS

8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF

9. Jeremy Hefner, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Luis Valbuena, 3B

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Nate Schierholtz, RF

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

6. Dioner Navarro, C

7. Ryan Sweeney, CF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Matt Garza, P



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