wrigley field from right bleachersIt feels like it’s been a while since the Cubs just got flat-out whooped in a game. Their losses of late have all been of the coulda-woulda-shoulda variety, which only depresses me more.

Tonight, Edwin Jackson will look to hold down the many early-season-impressive bats in the White Sox’s lineup, while the Cubs will face Hector Noesi, who is trying to sub into the Sox’s beat up rotation. If the Cubs can be especially patient, they could have Noesi out of the game early, which could only help them today and the next two days, given how much the White Sox had to use their bullpen last night.

The White Sox’s lineup is a repeat of last night, while the Cubs change things up a bit, with Junior Lake getting a start in center field, and Chris Coghlan making his first start with the Cubs in left field.



Game Info

Chicago White Sox (16-17) at Chicago Cubs (11-19), 7:05 CT on WGN, CSN (Sox).

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

Hector Noesi (11.12 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 4.26 xFIP; 3.00 K/BB)

versus

Edwin Jackson (5.24 ERA, 3.64 FIP, 4.47 xFIP; 1.53 K/BB)

Chicago White Sox Lineup

1. Alejandro De Aza, CF

2. Gordon Beckham, 2B

3. Jose Abreu, 1B

4. Adam Dunn, LF

5. Dayan Viciedo, RF

6. Alexei Ramirez, SS

7. Tyler Flowers, C

8. Marcus Semien, 3B

9. Hector Noesi, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Nate Schierholtz, RF

7. Junior Lake, CF

8. Chris Coghlan, LF

9. Edwin Jackson, P




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