miller parkHere it is: Game 162. The final game of the year. One last chance to go out on a high note.

The Cubs can avoid 90 losses for the first time in four years, and, boy, I’d really like to see that. Jacob Turner can close it out with a productive start. Javier Baez could go without a strikeout for the first time in 22 games. Jorge Soler could close out an impressive opening run. Anthony Rizzo could smash yet another homer. Chris Coghlan could stamp his re-break-out year. Neil Ramirez, Pedro Strop, and Hector Rondon could close out another win.

I would enjoy those things.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (72-89) at Milwaukee Brewers (82-79), 1:10 CT on WGN, and free on MLB.tv

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

Jacob Turner (6.25 ERA, 4.16 FIP, 3.99 xFIP; 2.30 K/BB)

versus

Mike Fiers (1.92 ERA, 2.95 FIP, 3.21 xFIP; 4.31 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Gerardo Parra, LF

2. Ryan Braun, RF

3. Jonathan Lucroy, 1B

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Jean Segura, SS

6. Martin Maldonado, C

7. Logan Schafer, CF

8. Elian Herrera, 2B

9. Mike Fiers, 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, CF

7. Chris Valaika, 2B

8. John Baker, C

9. Jacob Turner, P




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