wrigley field inside featureSo, this is fairly exciting. A baseball game being played on Trade Deadline Day, at the Trade Deadline.

It’s also Jake Arrieta Day, which is fun on its own. Obviously, you are on the highest possible #HugWatch alert.

You’ll forgive me if, for now, I head back to the rumor mill.

Game Info

Colorado Rockies (44-63) at Chicago Cubs (44-62), 1:20 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

Pedro Hernandez (debut)


Jake Arrieta (2.18 ERA, 2.10 FIP, 2.76 xFIP; 3.81 K/BB)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Charlie Blackmon, CF

2. Corey Dickerson, LF

3. Nolan Arenado, 3B

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Carlos Gonzalez, RF

6. Wilin Rosario, C

7. Josh Rutledge, SS

8. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B

9. Pedro Hernandez, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

2. Chris Coghlan, LF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Justin Ruggiano, RF

6. Luis Valbuena, 3B

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Junior Lake, CF

9. Jake Arrieta, P