Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

great american ballparkThe Cubs shut the Reds out last night, and Edwin Jackson will look to pull of the same feat tonight. If he pitches well and the Cubs win – or, well, if he pitches crappily and the Cubs win anyway – the team will surpass its 2012 win total.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (61-82) at Cincinnati Reds (82-63), 6:10 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 lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Edwin Jackson (7-15, 4.91 ERA, 3.69 FIP)


Tony Cingrani (7-3, 2.80 ERA, 3.66 FIP)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF

2. Brandon Phillips, 2B

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Ryan Ludwick, LF

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 3B

7. Zack Cozart, SS

8. Ryan Hanigan, C

9. Tony Cingrani, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Darwin Barney, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Donnie Murphy, 3B Dioner Navarro, C

5. Junior Lake, LF

6. Darnell McDonald, RF

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Ryan Sweeney, CF

9. Edwin Jackson, P

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