wrigley field from right bleachersThe Ryno Series is on the line today, with Jake Arrieta looking for a complete, solid start today.

Ryan Sweeney – just activated – is inserted right back into the lineup, in center field in place of Junior Lake. One-time thing? Regular change? I do expect to see Sweeney regularly, but I also expect to see Lake getting starts against more than just lefties.

Game Info

Philadelphia Phillies (62-74) at Chicago Cubs (57-78), 1:20 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 lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 4.40 ERA, 3.97 FIP)


Jake Arrieta (2-3, 5.91 ERA, 4.65 FIP (combined))

Philadelphia Phillies Lineup

1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Jimmy Rollins, SS

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Darin Ruf, RF

5. Cody Asche, 3B

6. Kevin Frandsen, 1B

7. Pete Orr, LF

8. Erik Kratz, C

9. Kyle Kendrick, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Ryan Sweeney, CF

6. Donnie Murphy, 3B

7. Brian Bogusevic, LF

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Jake Arrieta, P

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