wrigley field inside featureHe faces Adam Wainwright only in the sense that he’s the pitcher for the other team (and I suppose he’ll face him at the plate a couple times), but it’s still going to be a tough task for Kyle Hendricks today.

The young righty makes big league start number three, and it comes in the rubber game of the series against the Cardinals. It’ll be another packed house today at Wrigley, which will add another layer of pressure. Let’s see how Hendricks handles it. So far, so good.

Other than the pitchers, each team is repeating its lineup from yesterday exactly.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (55-48) at Chicago Cubs (42-60), 1:20 CT on WCIU (was previously listed as WGN, but that appears to have been updated).

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

Adam Wainwright (2.02 ERA, 2.60 FIP, 3.33 xFIP; 3.84 K/BB)


Kyle Hendricks (2.77 ERA, 3.91 FIP, 3.59 xFIP; 2.00 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Kolten Wong, 2B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. A.J. Pierzynksi, C

7. Oscar Taveras, RF

8. Jon Jay, CF

9. Adam Wainwright, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

2. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Chris Coghlan, LF

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Ryan Sweeney, RF

9. Kyle Hendricks, P