miller parkThe final series of the year is here, and the Cubs will try to win it – and thus avoid 90 losses for the first time in four years.

Eric Jokisch makes his first big league start tonight, and the game is apparently the free one on MLB.tv. So everyone can watch! Unless you’re blacked out! I think!

In a fun twist, tonight’s lineup features five guys who at one point played behind Jokisch this year at AAA Iowa.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (71-88) at Milwaukee Brewers (81-78), 7:10 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

Eric Jokisch (1.74 ERA, 4.10 FIP, 2.42 xFIP; 8.00 K/BB)


Jimmy Nelson (4.57 ERA, 3.70 FIP, 3.96 xFIP; 2.94 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Rickie Weeks, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, RF

4. Jonathan Lucroy, C

5. Khris Davis, LF

6. Jason Rogers, 1B

7. Hector Gomez, 3B

8. Jean Segura, SS

9. Jimmy Nelson, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

7. Matt Szczur, CF

8. Rafael Lopez, C

9. Eric Jokisch, P

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