Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley outfieldHopefully the end of one series and the start of another will have a kind of cleansing effect for the Cubs, even if that seems completely arbitrary.

The Tigers punished the Cubs’ pitching for the last two days, but at least the bats were still clicking. Keep doing that, and all should be fine.

Jake Arrieta is the stopper, and he starts tonight against the Braves. Young, hard-throwing righty Mike Foltynewicz is on the other side. He’ll look impressive at times, but he’ll also lose his command at times.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (53-67) at Chicago Cubs (67-51), 7:05 CT on CSN and

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Mike Foltynewicz (5.61 ERA, 5.00 FIP, 4.55 xFIP; 2.62 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (2.39 ERA, 2.67 FIP, 2.88 xFIP; 3.98 K/BB)

Atlanta Braves Lineup

1. Nick Markakis, RF

2. Cameron Maybin, CF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. A.J. Pierzynski, C

5. Adonis Garcia, 3B

6. Jace Peterson, 2B

7. Andrelton Simmons, SS

8. Michael Bourn, LF

9. Mike Foltynewicz, 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. Miguel Montero, C

7. Jorge Soler, RF

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Addison Russell, SS

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