Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

busch stadiumIt’s the Cardinals, and it’s a national broadcast. No, times aren’t bright for the big league Cubs team, and yesterday’s loss was excruciating. But it’s the Cardinals, and it’s a national broadcast. Get up.

… assuming the rain doesn’t cause any problems.

Travis Wood and Shelby Miller have been two of the better pitchers in the NL this year, so it’s a great matchup on paper.

UPDATE: The game is officially under a delay, and it’s a wet mess. I’ll update you when there’s word on a start time.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (28-39) at St. Louis Cardinals (44-25), 6:05 CT on WCIU, ESPN.


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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

Travis Wood (5-5, 2.65 ERA, 3.59 FIP)


Shelby Miller (7-4, 2.21 ERA, 2.52 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 2B

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Jon Jay, CF

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Shelby Miller, 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. Ryan Sweeney, CF

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Travis Wood, P

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