busch stadiumTravis Wood gets the start tonight as the Cubs begin their final series on the year in St. Louis. Apparently, he’s going to pitch just one inning so that he can get to 200 innings on the year, and then will be relieved. I’m sure Wood is happy to get to 200, and I understand that side of things … but I tend to find these forced achievement things to be a little silly. Either the dude got to 200 innings or he didn’t.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (66-93) at St. Louis Cardinals (94-65), 7:15 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 for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (9-11, 2.98 ERA, 3.87 FIP)

versus

Lance Lynn (14-10, 4.09 ERA, 3.36 FIP)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 2B

2. Carlos Beltran, RF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. David Freese, 3B

7. Jon Jay, CF

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Lance Lynn, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Starlin Castro, SS

2. Donnie Murphy, 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. Travis Wood, P



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