miller parkThat game last night did not start well. Hopefully the bats and Jason Hammel can get things off on a better foot today in Milwaukee.

The lineup is a bit wonky today, as Mike Olt and Luis Valbuena are both getting the day off. That puts Emilio Bonifacio at third, and Darwin Barney at second. With John Baker catching Jason Hammel as he does, the bottom of the order is not particularly strong.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (19-33) at Milwaukee Brewers (33-22), 3:10 CT on CSN.

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Starting Pitchers

Jason Hammel (3.08 ERA, 3.18 FIP, 3.58 xFIP; 3.60 K/BB)


Wily Peralta (2.12 ERA, 3.74 FIP, 3.37 xFIP; 3.06 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Jean Segura, SS

2. Ryan Braun, RF

3. Jonathan Lucroy, C

4. Carlos Gomez, CF

5. Khris Davis, LF

6. Scooter Gennett, 2B

7. Mark Reynolds, 3B

8. Lyle Overbay, 1B

9. Wily Peralta, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, 3B

2. Junior Lake, CF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Chris Coughlan, LF

7. John Baker, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Jason Hammel, P