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dodger stadium chavez ravineSo far, midseason replacement pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada have pitched exceedingly well. With guys like Felix Doubront and Dan Straily joining the organization and also pushing for late season starts, they’ll have to keep it up, at least until and unless innings limitations come into plate.

Hendricks did his thing last night, and now it’s Wada’s turn. He’s coming off a dominating performance against the Rockies, but the Dodgers will be a slightly stiffer test.

Wada will be opposed by Hyun-Jin Ryu, who has quietly been excellent since coming to the States before last season. The Cubs reportedly finished second in the bidding for him. Hamburgers.

Chris Valaika will make his Cubs debut, playing third base.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (46-62) at Los Angeles Dodgers (62-48), 8:10 CT on CSN

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Starting Pitchers

Tsuyoshi Wada (3.38 ERA, 2.63 FIP, 3.97 xFIP; 2.17 K/BB)

versus

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3.44 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 3.19 xFIP; 4.57 K/BB)

Los Angeles Dodgers Lineup

(Due to the previously-mentioned family reunion, I had to publish this post before the Dodgers had released their lineup. This is last night’s lineup, but, if the actual lineup varies, I’m sure folks would appreciate if you could post it in the comments. Thanks.)

1. Dee Gordon, 2B

2. Yasiel Puig, CF

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. Hanley Ramirez, SS

5. Carl Crawford, LF

6. Matt Kemp, RF

7. Justin Turner, 3B

8. A.J. Ellis, C

9. Hyun-Jin Ryu, 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. Welington Castillo, C

7. Chris Valaika, 3B

8. Junior Lake, CF

9. Tsuyoshi Wada, P

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