Social Navigation

Pre-Gamin’: Reds v. Cubs (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.


wrigley field inside featureA series win is on the line tonight, but, perhaps more importantly, Edwin Jackson’s season. Maybe not literally. But at some point, a series of bad starts becomes your season.


The righty has fallen on hard times in the last month, and he could really use a solid, end-to-end, seven-or-so inning start. He’s got to come out early throwing strikes, keeping the ball down, and showing decent fastball velocity. That seems to be the question with Jackson in the early innings.

Mat Latos is making just his third start back from a myriad of early-season injuries.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (38-38) at Chicago Cubs (32-43), 6:05 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

Game threads now live here in the comments – and with Disqus, they should be even more enjoyable.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Mat Latos (3.86 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 4.28 xFIP; 2.00 K/BB)


Edwin Jackson (5.12 ERA, 3.86 FIP, 3.66 xFIP; 2.37 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Billy Hamilton, CF

2. Todd Frazier, 3B

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Devin Mesoraco, C

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Chris Heisey, LF

7. Skip Schumaker, 2B

8. Zack Cosart, SS

9. Mat Latos, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Junior Lake, CF

2. Ryan Sweeney, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Nate Schierholtz, RF

7. John Baker, C

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.