wrigley field from right bleachersThe Cubs and Brewers may or may not be able to play today. The tarp has been down all morning, and the game is just a half an hour away.

If it goes, Jeff Samardzija will try to get his first win, which is now become meaningful in the sense that everyone – whether they care about W/L record or not – just wants to stop talking about it. He’ll face a soft Brewer lineup if the game does go.

A mix-and-match in the Cubs’ lineup today, with no Mike Olt. Junior Lake is in, Darwin Barney is in, and Ryan Kalish is out.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (26-15) at Chicago Cubs (13-26), 1:20 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Kyle Lohse (2.75 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 3.51 xFIP; 3.67 K/BB)


Jeff Samardzija (1.45 ERA, 2.92 FIP, 3.50 xFIP; 2.81 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Logan Schafer, CF

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Scooter Gennett, 2B

4. Jonathan Lucroy, C

5. Lyle Overbay, 1B

6. Mark Reynolds, 3B

7. Khris Davis, LF

8. Elian Herrera, RF

9. Kyle Lohse, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2. Junior Lake, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Nate Schierholtz, RF

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P