wrigley outfieldJon Lester goes today for the Cubs as they try and complete their second straight series sweep (and their second straight series sweep over the Brewers, too). He’s been blistering hot for a couple months now.

With Lester on the mound, then, the only change in the Cubs’ lineup is David Ross at seven behind the plate rather than Miguel Montero. Otherwise, it’s the same group we’ve seen for almost a week now.

That lineup will take on Brewers rotation hopeful – and post-Kyle-Lohse-bullpen-demotion fill-in – Tyler Cravy. The 26-year-old righty doesn’t give up a ton of walks, but also doesn’t get many strikeouts. In theory, he’s not going to overwhelm the Cubs, who might be able to do some damage.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (48-67) at Chicago Cubs (64-48), 1:20 CT on 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

Tyler Cravy (4.95 ERA, 4.00 FIP, 4.33 xFIP; 2.17 K/BB)


Jon Lester (3.22 ERA, 2.95 FIP, 3.06 xFIP; 4.09 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Jean Segura, SS

2. Jonathan Lucroy, C

3. Ryan Braun, RF

4. Khris Davis, LF

5. Jason Rogers, 1B

6. Elian Herrera, 2B

7. Hernan Perez, 3B

8. Logan Schafer, CF

9. Tyler Cravy, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, LF

3. Chris Coghlan, 2B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Kris Bryant, 3B

6. Jorge Soler, RF

7. David Ross, C

8. Jon Lester, P

9. Addison Russell, SS

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