wrigley field featuredLast night’s game was ugly from start to finish. I reckon that many of you opted for the Bears game after the Cardinals broke open a big lead in the middle innings.

Let’s hope tonight goes a little better. That 70th win – arbitrary, sure – is tantalizingly close, and winning this series against the Cardinals as they try to clinch the Central would be part of a satisfying September.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (88-69) at Chicago Cubs (69-88), 7:05 CT on WCIU

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

Shelby Miller (3.68 ERA, 4.48 FIP, 4.53 xFIP; 1.68 K/BB)

versus

Kyle Hendricks (2.28 ERA, 3.22 FIP, 3.93 xFIP; 3.07 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Jon Jay, CF

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. Randal Grichuk, RF

8. Kolten Wong, 2B

9. Shelby Miller, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Chris Valaika, 2B

8. Matt Szczur, LF

9. Kyle Hendricks, P




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