Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley outfieldThe Cubs will look to keep up their sliver of momentum against the Reds, who feature a B team lineup tonight (seriously, if Tsuyoshi Wada gives Joey Votto or Todd Frazier anything remotely decent to hit, I’d be bummed).

As importantly, the right field bleachers are open! Ahhhh, I can’t wait to settle in to a spot in the lower right field corner and check out the new digs. If you’re around, look for the dashing – but petite – gentleman in a blue BN shirt, jeans, and blue and yellow shoes. Say hello. Hugs are permitted upon request.

That all assumes that the weather cooperates, of course. The ever-shifting Chicago weather looks like rain showers starting at some point in the 8pm hour, and then potentially for a while thereafter. Fingers crossed, umbrella pocketed.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (27-31) at Chicago Cubs (31-26), 7:05 CT on CSN 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

Michael Lorenzen (3.29 ERA, 5.74 FIP, 4.99 xFIP; 1.05 K/BB)


Tsuyoshi Wada (4.19 ERA, 4.30 FIP, 3.66 xFIP; 2.86 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Ivan De Jesus, Jr., 2B

2. Joey Votto, 1B

3. Todd Frazier, 3B

4. Jay Bruce, RF

5. Brayan Pena, C

6. Chris Dominguez, LF

7. Eugenio Suarez, SS

8. Michael Lorenzen, P

9. Kristopher Negron, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Starlin Castro, SS

6. Chris Coghlan, LF

7. Junior Lake, RF

8. Tsuyoshi Wada, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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