wrigley field from right bleachersThe David DeJesus trade certainly cast this series, starting with tonight’s game, in a different light.

It also cast the lineup – which is missing Anthony Rizzo due to an illness – in a very different light. It’s … rough.

Game Info

Washington Nationals (60-63) at Chicago Cubs (53-70), 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

Jordan Zimmermann (14-6, 3.02 ERA, 3.39 FIP)


Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.29 ERA, 3.60 FIP)

Washington Nationals Lineup

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Anthony Rendon, 2B

9. Jordan Zimmermann, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Junior Lake, CF

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Dioner Navarro, C

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Donnie Murphy, 3B

7. Darnell McDonald, LF

8. Cody Ransom, 1B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

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