pnc parkWhile starting our move today (I’m already sore all over), I watched Michigan/Akron in fits and spurts. That, uh, sucked. I was having flashes of Appalachian State and Toledo (for those who remember – the latter was probably more embarrassing, at the time, than the former), and this one would probably have been the worst of the three.

Oh, yeah, baseball …

Scott Baker gets another chance to look good before closing out the season.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (63-84) at Pittsburgh Pirates (85-62), 6:05 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 lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Scott Baker (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3.25 FIP)

versus

Gerrit Cole (7-7, 3.48 ERA, 3.18 FIP)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Jose Tabata, LF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Marlon Byrd, RF

6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

7. Russell Martin, C

8. Jordy Mercer, SS

9. Gerrit Cole, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Ryan Sweeney, CF

6. Brian Bogusevic, LF

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Scott Baker, P




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