coors fieldThere’s a chance for another series win today. Edwin Jackson can help the cause with another solid start – he’s been quietly hot lately.

Game Info

Colorado Rockies (47-51) at Chicago Cubs (43-52), 3:10 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

Edwin Jackson (6-10, 5.11 ERA, 3.71 FIP)


Tyler Chatwood (5-3, 2.56 ERA, 3.18 FIP)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Charlie Blackmon, RF

3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF

4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS

5. Michael Cuddyer, RF

6. Nolan Arenado, 3B

7. Yorvit Torrealba, C

8. Jonathan Herrera, 2B

9. Tyler Chatwood, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Luis Valbuena, 3B

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Junior Lake, CF

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Edwin Jackson, P

  • Believe in 2015

    Lonnie Chisenhall is out of the lineup tonight for the Indians. Any chance that Garza or other Cubs involved in a deal?

    • Matt D

      i’m sure its possible. never know.

    • Jason P

      Probably not. If he was being held out of the lineup for trade reasons, negotiations would have to be pretty far along if not done — unlikely since we’ve heard nothing about it.

      • Cubes

        unlikely since we’ve heard nothing about it.

        lol cause a cubs message board knows more than the actual teams…
        im not saying anything is done…
        just kinda find it silly to think that a message board has that kinda clout.

  • 5412


    Typo in the write up above. Game time??? 3:10 as it says on the front page.


    • Brett

      Thanks. Yup – always trust the headline.

      • Blublud

        Brett, it also says Rockies at Cubs when it should be Cubs at Rockies.

  • willis

    Tough pitching matchup today. Hopefully EJax has his “A” stuff. He’s been dealing pretty well of late.

  • jacob w

    I read an article that says the cubs asked chisenhall and were rejected

  • BABIP (MichCubFan)

    So why would we want Chisenhall and why would then not want to trade him? It just feels like I am missing something here. He just isn’t good.

    • BABIP (MichCubFan)


  • ryanissamson

    Ouch Lake… maybe center field isn’t the place for you.

    • Pookyshow

      that was way offline but he flicked his wrist and that ball took off he’ll get better

  • DarthHater

    Castro 4 for 5! Woohoo!

  • another JP

    4-5 for Castro… nice

    • Jp3

      Better late than .240😃

  • DarthHater

    Okay, time for Junior to cement his legend. 😛

    • DarthHater


      • Jp3

        Hey!!! He’s got a 3 game hitting streak….

        • DarthHater

          I know. I’m not bad-mouthing him. But there is no joy in Mudville.

          • Jp3

            You didn’t see my post a couple down vvvv. 2 game error streak ain’t much to write home about either I would think

      • Jp3


        • Jp3

          and a 2 game error streak but who’s counting?😊

  • CastrotoBarneytoRizzo

    Just a little distraction from the Garza situation….Was at the Kane County game today. Gioskar Amaya was 4-4 and was on base 6 times. Albert Almora had 3 hits and was robbed of a 4th. Volgelbach drove in the winning run in the 10th. As my moniker shows, I’ve been a big Darwin Barney fan, but Amaya really impressed me. Not only with the bat, but with the glove…If I had one complaint, Almora had a “hot dog” moment on a fly ball that he one-handed. I hope with the “Cubs Way”, somebody will say something to him…

    Now, back to Garza obsessing….

  • Jp3

    Define hot dogging a fly ball? Is that Barry Bonds like where he snatches it out of the air? That use to be obnoxious

    • CastrotoBarneytoRizzo

      Yeah, pretty much. He was clearly camped under it, and caught it one handed near his waist instead of over his head….Damn kids! LOL

      • Jp3

        Give him a break, he had to look good for his rookie card😊

  • mudge

    I can’t remember a player getting a call-up and being plugged in to an unfamiliar position.

    • Jp3

      I totally agree, even when Jake Fox got called up they have him a little work at 3rd didn’t they?