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wrigley field from right bleachersIt’s game one of a well-time doubleheader, and Carlos Villanueva will try to put together an end-to-end good start. It’s been a bit uneven for him in the return to the rotation, and with a number of young pitchers angling to get a longer look (Rusin, Arrieta, Grimm, etc.), Villanueva may have to pitch quite well to keep from shifting back to the pen next month.

Hey, remember when Yovani Gallardo was a hot trade target that was going to net more than Matt Garza?

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (44-61) at Chicago Cubs (48-56), 1:20 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

Yovani Gallardo (8-9, 4.88 ERA, 4.03 FIP)


Carlos Villanueva (2-7, 4.23 ERA, 4.09 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. Jeff Bianchi, 3B

8. Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B

9. Yovani Gallardo, 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. Carlos Villanueva, P

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