wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs seem to be as hot as any team in baseball, and now get to beat up (theoretically) on a doormat. Jeff Samardzija takes the mound as the Cubs return to Wrigley.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (43-61) at Chicago Cubs (48-55), 7:05 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

Kyle Lohse (7-7, 3.37 ERA, 4.23 FIP)

versus

Jeff Samardzija (6-9, 3.94 ERA, 3.66 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Rickie Weeks, 2B

2. Norichika Aoki, RF

3. Jean Segura, SS

4. Jonathan Lucroy, C

5. Carlos Gomez, CF

6. Caleb Gindl, LF

7. Juan Francisco, 1B

8. Jeff Bianchi, 3B

9. Kyle Lohse, 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. Jeff Samardzija, P




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