Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

busch stadiumThe Cubs put on a hell of a show last night at the plate, and a repeat performance tonight would be swell. Being that last night’s came, at first, off of Tyler Lyons, and tonight, the Cubs face Adam Wainwright … I wouldn’t bet on it.

Then again, the Cubs did rip Wainwright for six runs on ten hits last time they faced him, so you never know.

Jake Arrieta goes for the Cubs, coming off his ineffective start against the White Sox, thanks to some control issues. He dominated the Cardinals in the start before that, so maybe it’s just a Cardinals thing. As I always say, though, it can be hard to face the same team in such quick succession.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (13-24) at St. Louis Cardinals (19-20), 7:15 CT on WCIU.

Game Thread and Series Preview

Please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts. In other words, the comments below are your game thread.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jake Arrieta (2.89 ERA, 2.35 FIP, 3.33 xFIP; 2.67 K/BB)


Adam Wainwright (2.02 ERA, 2.53 FIP, 3.23 xFIP; 3.71 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Jhonny Peralta, SS

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, RF

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Matt Adams, 1B

7. Peter Bourjos, CF

8. Mark Ellis, 2B

9. Adam Wainwright, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2. Luis Valbuena, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Junior Lake, LF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jake Arrieta, P

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