Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley outfieldThe Cubs have a chance to win this four-game series against the Cardinals tonight, which is pretty impressive. They’ll have to beat Michael Wacha to do it, but Jason Hammel’s on the mound, and he’s been pretty darn good, too.

I’ll be in the right field bleachers again – green “Baseball Nerd” shirt, jeans, blue/yellow shoes – so say hey if you’d like.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (54-30) at Chicago Cubs (46-37), 7:05 CT on ESPN, 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 Wacha (2.66 ERA, 3.17 FIP, 3.50 xFIP; 3.48 K/BB)


Jason Hammel (2.89 ERA, 3.09 FIP, 3.14 xFIP; 5.78 K/BB)

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup

1. Tommy Pham, CF

2. Matt Carpenter, 2B

3. Jhonny Peralta, SS

4. Jason Heyward, RF

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Mark Reynolds, 3B

7. Randal Grichuk, LF

8. Dan Johnson, 1B

9. Michael Wacha, 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. Miguel Montero, C

7. Chris Coghlan, LF

8. Jason Hammel, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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