Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

busch stadiumAll right. Yesterday is gone. Today’s game is here. It’s an important game to win, just as tomorrow’s game will be an important game to win. Day after that, too. And even when the Cubs aren’t playing the Cardinals, those games will be important, too.

Kyle Hendricks goes for the Cubs, and here’s hoping he has one of those dominant performances (or super lucky ones, I guess) that brings the peripherals in line with the production. I think Hendricks has been much better than his results this year.

The Cubs’ lineup has been shifted around a bit and there are a couple new relievers in tow – let’s hope those things, plus the young starter on the mound for the Cardinals helps the Cubs score nine runs.

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Game Info

Chicago Cubs (13-11) at St. Louis Cardinals (19-6), 7:15 CT on WGN-9 (or your local affiliate), 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

Kyle Hendricks (5.23 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 3.26 xFIP; 4.75 K/BB)


Tyler Lyons (2015 debut, 2.91 ERA and 3.30 FIP over 21.2 AAA innings this year)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Jon Jay, CF

2. Matt Carpenter, 3B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Matt Adams, 1B

5. Jhonny Peralta, SS

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Yadier Molina, C

8. Kolten Wong, 2B

9. Tyler Lyons, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Junior Lake, LF

7. Welington Castillo, C

8. Kyle Hendricks, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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