Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

citi field metsYesterday was the reset button. Things came before yesterday, but I only vaguely recall them.

Kyle Hendricks kicks things off tonight for the Cubs, who will face frequent flyer on the rumor jet, Jon Niese. Last time the Cubs faced Niese, they knocked him around and put him out of the game early.

Being that the Cubs are facing a lefty – which they almost never do this year, apparently – you can really see what has happened to their bench. On paper, it’s not a overly-terrifying lineup. At least they’ve got some good splits working in their favor.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (39-35) at New York Mets (40-37), 6:10 CT on CSN, ESPN, 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 (4.46 ERA, 3.71 FIP, 3.59 xFIP; 4.20 K/BB)


Jon Niese (4.12 ERA, 4.39 FIP, 3.85 xFIP; 2.15 K/BB)

New York Mets Lineup

1. Curtis Granderson, RF

2. Ruben Tejada, SS

3. Lucas Duda, 1B

4. Daniel Murphy, 3B

5. Michael Cuddyer, LF

6. Wilmer Flores, SS

7. Kevin Plawecki, C

8. Jon Niese, P

9. Juan Lagares, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Chris Denorfia, RF

6. Matt Szczur, LF

7. David Ross, C

8. Kyle Hendricks, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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