wrigley outfieldIt will be impossible to top last night’s no-hitter, right?

That’s ok. I’d be perfectly happy with the most boring 6-2 win ever.

The Cubs return home after a mostly unsuccessful West Coast road swing, and now they face the Reds for three at Wrigley. Taking two of these three games is pretty important, and tonight’s looks as winnable as any in the series. Especially if Kyle Hendricks’ ongoing mechanical adjustments really take hold.

Joe Maddon changes things up in the lineup once again, with Kyle Schwarber getting a start behind the plate, and Kris Bryant heading out to right field. Tommy La Stella will play at third, and Starlin Castro’s hot bat stays in the lineup.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (74-55) at Cincinnati Reds (53-76), 7:05 CT on CSN 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

Michael Lorenzen (4.81 ERA, 3.53 FIP, 3.68 xFIP; 3.11 K/BB)


Kyle Hendricks (3.44 ERA, 3.13 FIP, 3.11 xFIP; 3.98 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Jason Bourgeois, CF

2. Jay Bruce, RF

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Todd Frazier, 3B

6. Ivan De Jesus, LF

7. Eugenio Suarez, SS

8. Tucker Barnhart, C

9. Michael Lorenzen, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, C

3. Chris Coghlan, LF

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Kris Bryant, RF

6. Tommy La Stella, 3B

7. Starlin Castro, 2B

8. Kyle Hendricks, P

9. Addison Russell, SS

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