Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

pnc parkAll right. So game one did not go how you would have hoped.

That’s why you play the second one.

Or something like that.

Here’s hoping Jon Lester is ready to step up and give the Cubs nice, long, excellent outing. The bats theoretically get a reprieve against lefty J.A. Happ, but he’s been nails since coming to the Pirates.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (82-61) at Pittsburgh Pirates (87-56), 6:05 CT on WGN-9 (or your local affiliate), MLBN, 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

Jon Lester (3.50 ERA, 3.01 FIP, 3.15 xFIP; 4.09 K/BB)


J.A. Happ (3.87 ERA, 3.62 FIP, 3.84 xFIP; 3.18 K/BB)

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Josh Harrison, 2B

2. Starling Marte, LF

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Francisco Cervelli, C

6. Michael Morse, 1B

7. Sean Rodriguez, RF

8. Pedro Florimon, SS

9. J.A. Happ, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Austin Jackson, LF

3. Kris Bryant, RF

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Starlin Castro, 2B

6. Javy Baez, 3B

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. David Ross, C

9. Jon Lester, P

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