wrigley outfieldWell, friends, here we go. The nominal end of the first half of the season, which has been largely excellent for the Cubs. But it sure feels like they need a win today to avoid a gnawing feeling of despair over the next week.

Jake Arrieta is definitely the right guy to be making that start, though unless he’s going to hit a couple homers himself, he could stand to have his offense show up for this one.

Game Info

Chicago White Sox (41-44) at Chicago Cubs (46-40), 1:20 CT on CSN, ABC-7 (or your local affiliate), and MLB.tv.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Jose Quintana (3.69 ERA, 3.31 FIP, 3.53 xFIP; 3.54 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (2.80 ERA, 2.72 FIP, 2.78 xFIP; 4.56 K/BB)

Chicago White Sox Lineup

1. Adam Eaton, CF

2. Tyler Saladino, 3B

3. Melky Cabrera, LF

4. Avisail Garcia, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Alexei Ramirez, SS

7. Tyler Flowers, C

8. Carlos Sanchez, 2B

9. Jose Quintana, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Chris Denorfia, LF

6. Starlin Castro, SS

7. Taylor Teagarden, C

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B