wrigley field from right bleachersUnless they are relief Bro Hugs, we won’t be seeing any dugout affection tonight. The Trade Deadline has come and passed, and, subject to the waiver trade period, the Cubs can mostly relax now.

Darwin Barney is out again tonight, and I wonder if he’s a little banged up or something.

After 36 straight hours of blogging, I am going to hit the sack shortly. Expect an EBS whenever I wake up, which might be next Tuesday.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (46-61) at Chicago Cubs (48-58), 7:05 CT on WGN.

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

Wily Peralta (7-10, 4.54 ERA, 4.19 FIP)

versus

Edwin Jackson (6-11, 4.89 ERA, 3.55 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Rickie Weeks, 2B

2. Norichika Aoki, RF

3. Jonathan Lucroy, C

4. Carlos Gomez, CF

5. Caleb Gindl, LF

6. Martin Maldonado, 1B

7. Jeff Bianchi, SS

8. Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B

9. Wily Peralta, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Julio Borbon, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Luis Valbuena, 2B

6. Starlin Castro, SS

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Cody Ransom, 3B

9. Edwin Jackson, P


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