wrigley field featuredI know it’ll sound bad to say it, but I’m really excited to watch Clayton Kershaw today. Sure, he’ll probably dominate the Cubs in frustrating fashion, but the guy is an historically good pitcher. It’s just fun to watch guys like that work.

(And if the Cubs actually do something against him, it’s all the more exciting.)

On the other side, it’s Edwin Jackson returning from a lat strain. He might not be able to go super deep into the game – by which I mean pitch count, not … performance – but hopefully he can throw a few good innings.

Arismendy Alcantara is back after his wrist injury, and the rest of the lineup is a bit unique for this one.

Game Info

Los Angeles Dodgers (87-66) at Chicago Cubs (68-85), 1:20 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

Clayton Kershaw (1.70 LOL, 1.86 OMG, 2.09 xPWN; 7.82 ROFL/SMDH)

versus

Edwin Jackson (6.09 ERA, 4.33 FIP, 4.04 xFIP; 2.02 K/BB)

Los Angeles Dodgers Lineup

1. Dee Gordon, 2B

2. Yasiel Puig, RF

3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

4. Matt Kemp CF

5. Hanley Ramirez, SS

6. Carl Crawford, LF

7. Juan Uribe, 3B

8. A.J. Ellis, C

9. Clayton Kershaw, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Mike Olt, 3B

7. Chris Valaika, SS

8. Junior Lake, LF

9. Edwin Jackson, P




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