wrigley field from right bleachersSo much for the Brewers being a doormat in this series. Who started that ridiculous rumor?

Jake Arrieta starts for the Cubs in his debut with the club. He’s obviously one to watch as we look ahead to the near-term future.

You’re going to look at the lineup, and you’re going to see things – Nate Schierholtz out against a righty, Darwin Barney sitting. You’re going to want to do some mental gymnastics and predict a trade. Sure, maybe that’s what’s up. Obviously the Schierholtz smoke is quite billow-y right now. But, keep in mind: this is Game Two of a doubleheader. Sometimes the lineup looks wonky because it’s Game Two of a doubleheader.

But, like, yeah, be on the lookout for Bro Hugs.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (45-61) at Chicago Cubs (48-57), 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

Tyler Thornburg (1-0, 2.95 ERA, 3.69 FIP)

versus

Jake Arrieta (0-0, -.– ERA, (with Cubs, anyway))

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Logan Schafer, RF

2. Jeff Bianchi, SS

3. Jonathan Lucroy, C

4. Carlos Gomez, CF

5. Khris Davis, LF

6. Juan Francisco, 1B

7. Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B

8. Scooter Gennett, 2B

9. Tyler Thornburg, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Junior Lake, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Dioner Navarro, C

5. Luis Valbuena, 2B

6. Starlin Castro, SS

7. Cody Ransom, 3B

8. Cole Gillespie, RF

9. Jake Arrieta, P


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