petco parkWith last night’s surprising loss, the Cubs slipped to 20 games below .500. It doesn’t seem like they’ve been quite *that* bad this year, but … you are what your record says you are, or something like that.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (54-74) at San Diego Padres (58-70), 7:40 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.

Due to travels, no Series Preview this time. Many apologies.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija (7-11, 4.12 ERA, 3.58 FIP)

versus

Eric Stults (8-10, 3.70 ERA, 3.26 FIP)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Will Venable, RF

2. Alexei Amarista, CF

3. Yonder Alonso, 1B

4. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

5. Chase Headley, 3B

6. Logan Forsythe, SS

7. Nick Hundley, C

8. Jaff Decker, LF

9. Eric Stults, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Dioner Navarro, C

4. Donnie Murphy, 3B

5. Junior Lake, CF

6. Darnell McDonald, LF

7. Cole Gillespie, RF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P



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