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wrigley field inside featureAnd now it’s Tsuyoshi Wada’s night to get his second Cubs start.

He’ll have a tough time matching Kyle Hendricks’ performance, but at least he’ll get roughly the same modest Padres lineup. Actually, strike that: there’s literally only one player in the lineup and at the same position as last night (Amarista). I’m not saying it’ll make a huge difference.

On the opposite bump is Ian Kennedy, a theoretical trade target – so watch out for #hugs.

Game Info

San Diego Padres (43-56) at Chicago Cubs (41-57), 7:05 CT on CSN.

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

Ian Kennedy (3.62 ERA, 2.98 FIP, 3.24 xFIP; 3.70 K/BB)

versus

Tsuyoshi Wada (0.00 ERA, 2.54 FIP, 3.81 xFIP; 3.00 K/BB)

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Chris Denorfia, CF

2. Yangervis Solarte, 2B

3. Carlos Quentin, LF

4. Tommy Medica, 1B

5. Jeff Francoeur, RF

6. Chris Nelson, 3B

7. Rene Rivera, C

8. Alexei Amarista, SS

9. Ian Kennedy, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Chris Coghlan, LF

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Nate Schierholtz, RF

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Tsuyoshi Wada, P

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