miller parkLast night’s game never really felt like the Cubs were in it, despite the fact that it wasn’t really a blowout. With Travis Wood on the mound today, at least there will be a potent bat at the bottom of the lineup.

Mike Olt is back in the lineup at third base, and, once again, Luis Valbuena slides over to second base against righty Marco Estrada.

Can Wood improve upon his .333/.429/1.000 batting line? I say yes. As in, yes please.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (7-15) at Milwaukee Brewers (17-6), 6:10 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. 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

Travis Wood (2.52 ERA, 2.49 FIP, 2.83 xFIP; 7.00 K/BB)

versus

Marco Estrada (2.66 ERA, 4.02 FIP, 3.99 xFIP; 3.17 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Ryan Braun, RF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Jonathan Lucroy, C

6. Khris Davis, LF

7. Mark Reynolds, 1B

8. Rickie Weeks, 2B

9. Marco Estrada, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2. Luis Valbuena, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Mike Olt, 3B

7. Ryan Sweeney, LF

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Travis Wood, P




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