Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley outfieldBecause of baseball’s unique nature, you can’t ever go into a game saying Team X is clearly going to beat Team Y. It’s one of the fun things about the sport at a professional level.

That said … the Cubs really need to beat the Brewers today.

The Brewers have been terrible. It’s Jon Lester versus Wily Peralta. The Brewers are starting without Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez, Adam Lind, and Scooter Gennett.

Again: I’d never let myself get too wrapped up in any single game, but, well, if the Cubs lose this one … I will frown aggressively.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers () atChicago Cubs (12-8), 1:20 CT on CSN, MLBN and

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down there in the comments, so have fun.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Wily Peralta (5.04 ERA, 4.51 FIP, 4.55 xFIP; 2.00 K/BB)


Jon Lester (6.23 ERA, 2.27 FIP, 2.41 xFIP; 4.80 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Jean Segura, SS

2. Hector Gomez, 2B

3. Ryan Braun, RF

4. Khris Davis, LF

5. Jason Rogers, 1B

6. Martin Maldonado, C

7. Gerardo Parra, CF

8. Luis Jimenez, 3B

9. Wily Peralta, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2.Jorge Soler, RF

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Kris Bryant, 3B

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Chris Coghlan, LF

7. David Ross, C

8. Jon Lester, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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