at&t parkAlfonso Soriano is playing in New York already, and replacing him on the roster is Eduardo Sanchez, a waiver wire reliever stash about whom you’d probably already forgotten. Sanchez, 24, has pitched well in relief at AAA this year in every way … except the walks (6.3 per 9). He’s got upside, and it would be nice to see him take this job and roll with it. Otherwise, he’ll just be a temporary fill-in while the Cubs give the rest of the bullpen a break.

Edwin Jackson has been a better pitcher than Matt Cain this year, at least by the advanced stats.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (45-55) at San Francisco Giants (46-55), 9:15 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.03 ERA, 3.62 FIP)

versus

Matt Cain (6-6, 5.00 ERA, 4.15 FIP)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Gregor Blanco, CF

2. Tony Abreu, 2B

3. Buster Posey, C

4. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Jeff Francoeur, LF

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Matt Cain, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Junior Lake, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Darwin Barney, 2B

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Edwin Jackson, P




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