coors fieldThe Cubs go for their third straight series win today, and it’ll probably take a good performance from Kyle Hendricks to get there. The elevation of Coors Field could cause him some issues (a little less movement), but Hendricks works down in the zone – so maybe he can at least avoid the long ball.

Anthony Rizzo gets a day off, so he’ll probably go fishing or something. The Denver area has some beautiful outdoor areas.

Speaking of the beautiful outdoors, there is some inclement weather in the area today, so we’ll see if there’s a delay. Play some fantasy baseball while you wait.

Actually, as I’m finishing this post, it looks like there will be a delay of at least 30 minutes.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (48-64) at Colorado Rockies (45-68), 2:10 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

Kyle Hendricks (2.05 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 3.57 xFIP; 2.43 K/BB)


Yohan Flande (5.72 ERA, 3.24 FIP, 3.63 xFIP; 2.13 K/BB)

Colorado Rockies Lineup

1. Charlie Blackmon, CF

2. Josh Rutledge, SS

3. Justin Morneau, 1B

4. Nolan Arenado, 3B

5. Carlos Gonzalez, RF

6. Corey Dickerson, LF

7. Wilin Rosario, C

8. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B

9. Yohan Flande, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Starlin Castro, SS

4. Justin Ruggiano, RF

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

7. Luis Valbuena, 3B

8. Chris Valaika, 1B

9. Kyle Hendricks, P