wrigley field from right bleachersI got to a computer just in time to post the Hisanori Takahashi trade news, and give you an almost-pre-gamin’ – the Cubs and Astros just got underway, so we’ll call it a current-gamin’.

Travis Wood looks to continue his ridiculous season and the Cubs will try to damage Bud Norris’s trade value.

Game Info

Houston Astros (28-47) at Chicago Cubs (30-42), 3:05 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

Bud Norris (5-7, 3.64 ERA, 3.54 FIP)

versus

Travis Wood (5-6, 2.74 ERA, 3.46 FIP)

Houston Astros Lineup

1. Brandon Barnes, CF

2. Jose Altuve, 2B

3. Chris Carter, 1B

4. JD Martinez, LF

5. Carlos Corporan, C

6. Justin Maxwell, RF

7. Matt Dominguez, 3B

8. Ronny Cedeno, SS

9. Bud Norris, 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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