miller parkAfter yesterday’s loss, the Cubs cannot leave Milwaukee not in the basement of the NL Central. Jeff Samardzija is still going to try and win anyway.

He’s working on a rough stretch of starts, and I’d imagine he’d like to finish the year strong for a variety of reasons.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (63-87) v. Milwaukee Brewers (66-83), 7:10 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.

Apologies for the lack of a Series Preview on this one. Just didn’t have time with the family move.

Starting Pitchers

Jeff Samardzija (8-12, 4.44 ERA, 3.80 FIP)

versus

Marco Estrada (6-4, 4.29 ERA, 4.18 FIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Jonathan Lucroy, C

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Carlos Gomez, CF

6. Scooter Gennett, 2B

7. Caleb Gindl, LF

8. Sean Halton, 1B

9. Marco Estrada, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Junior Lake, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Nate Schierholtz, RF

5. Ryan Sweeney, CF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Donnie Murphy, 3B

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P


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