wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs close out this Braves series with an actual chance to win it. How about that.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (91-63) v. Chicago Cubs (65-90), 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

Edwin Jackson (8-16, 4.75 ERA, 3.62 FIP)

versus

Julio Teheran (12-8, 3.14 ERA, 3.77 FIP)

Atlanta Braves Lineup

(Due to my travels today, I had to write this up long before the actual lineups were released. So this is yesterday’s lineup. If someone is so inclined, they could post the actual lineups when they are released.)

1. Andrelton Simmons, SS

2. Justin Upton, RF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Chris Johnson, 3B

5. Evan Gattis, LF

6. Gerald Laird, C

7. Dan Uggla, 2B

8. B.J. Upton, CF

9. Julio Teheran, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

(Due to my travels today, I had to write this up long before the actual lineups were released. So this is yesterday’s lineup. If someone is so inclined, they could post the actual lineups when they are released.)

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Dioner Navarro, C

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Ryan Sweeney, CF

7. Brian Bogusevic, LF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P



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