petco parkAndrew Cashner will look to shove things, and Chris Rusin will look to … block things?

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (55-74) at San Diego Padres (58-71), 3:10 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

Chris Rusin (2-3, 3.08 ERA, 3.80 FIP)


Andrew Cashner (8-8, 3.74 ERA, 3.70 FIP)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Chris Denorfia, RF

2. Will Venable, CF

3. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

4. Chase Headley, 3B

5. Jesus Guzman, 1B

6. Logan Forsythe, LF

7. Ronny Cedeno, SS

8. Rene Rivera, C

9. Andrew Cashner, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Nate Schierholtz, RF

4. Brian Bogusevic, LF

5. Junior Lake, CF

6. Donnie Murphy, 3B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Chris Rusin, P

  • cub2014

    poor max, this whole game has been a emotional rollercoaster for young max. First his brother gets a ball and he doesn’t then the other kid get one, and after painstakingly watching pitch after pitch he gets a ball for him self. Then a nose bleed, then cubs loose. :(

  • RY

    Wow cubs must have gotten tired of playing so they threw in the towel. Great job losers!

    • DarthHater


  • Eternal Pessimist

    Hmmm, Rondon for closer in 2014? or maybe just have him kill off another couple dozen opportunities in 2013.

    • Losing makes u better 62-100 > 75-87

      I’d send Rondon to Iowa to start next season to get more seasoning. He needs to work leaving on command and consistency with breaking balls

  • udbrky

    3.5% chance he’s on ML roster next season.

    • jkppkj

      I say 2.9%

  • udbrky

    Everything’s always tree fiddy yo.