wrigley field inside featureIf you’re in the area pre-game today, stop by the roof area at Casey Moran’s, because that’s where I’ll be. If you’re at the game, stop by the right field bleachers by the LED board and look for the guy in the blue BN shirt wearing blue and yellow shoes, because that’s probably me. Say hello and watch some baseball.

The Cubs return to Wrigley Field with Arismendy Alcantara in tow, and he’s starting today at second base. Jake Arrieta starts, which makes today a pretty fun game to be at. I am stoked.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (50-42) at Chicago Cubs (39-52), 3:05 CT on CSN, MLBN.

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

Alex Wood (3.14 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 3.24 xFIP; 3.80 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (4.15 ERA, 3.87 FIP, 3.41 xFIP; 2.83 K/BB)

Atlanta Braves Lineup

(I had to get this set to go before heading out today, so this is yesterday’s Braves lineup. If it’s off, and someone would like to correct in the comments, that would be swell. Thanks.)

1. B.J Upton, CF

2. Andrelton Simmons, SS

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Justin Upton, LF

5. Jason Heyward, RF

6. Tommy La Stella, 2B

7. Christian Bethancourt, C

8. Ramiro Pena, 3B

9. Alex Wood, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

2. Justin Ruggiano, RF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Junior Lake, CF

7. Chris Coghlan, LF

8. Mike Olt, 3B

9. Jake Arrieta, P