wrigley field inside featureWelcome, Cardinal Overlords.

The Cubs will be licking their wounds today after a couple whippings from the Padres, and Travis Wood will have to a much better job than he has lately if that’s going to happen.

Today’s is the free MLB.tv game of the day, by the way, so you can watch online if you’re away from your TV.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (54-47) at Chicago Cubs (41-59), 3:05 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

Joe Kelley (2.84 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 3.76 xFIP; 2.29 K/BB)


Travis Wood (5.12 ERA, 4.29 FIP, 4.68 xFIP; 1.77 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Jhonny Peralta, SS

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Allen Craig, RF

6. Jon Jay, CF

7. Mark Ellis, 2B

8. Tony Cruz, C

9. Joe Kelly, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Ryan Sweeney, CF

8. Nate Schierholtz, RF

9. Travis Wood, P