rogers centre blue jaysIt’s an old face for the Chicago Cubs – at least for those who paid attention to the team across town. Long-time White Sox pitcher Mark Buerhle is on the mound for the Blue Jays tonight, given the Cubs a very different look from the young righty that dominated them last night. Hopefully that means there will be a different outcome.

On the mound for the Cubs: Jake Arrieta. Just be like Arrieta, and all will be well.

Hey, each team tonight is starting a guy whose first name is kinda-sorta the same as the first name of the guy they started last night!

Even against a lefty, and even with Matt Szczur and Chris Valaika drawing starts, Junior Lake is not in the lineup – HOWEVA, Buehrle pretty much has no platoon split in his career (or this season), so there’s no there there.



Game Info

Chicago Cubs (64-80) at Toronto Blue Jays (74-69), 6:07 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

Jake Arrieta (2.81 ERA, 2.43 FIP, 2.88 xFIP; 3.66 K/BB)

versus

Mark Buehrle (3.34 ERA, 3.69 FIP, 4.15 xFIP; 2.37 K/BB)

Toronto Blue Jays Lineup

1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Jose Bautista, RF

3. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B

4. Adam Lind, DH

5. Dioner Navarro, C

6. Danny Valencia, 3B

7. Kevin Pillar, LF

8. Ryan Goins, 2B

9. Anthony Gose, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Jorge Soler, RF

4. Luis Valbuena, 3B

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Mike Olt, DH

7. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

8. Chris Valaika, 1B

9. Matt Szczur, CF




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