Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

wrigley outfieldThe Cubs can sweep the Brewers today, and head into this weekend’s big series against the Pirates on a streak.

For the first time in a while, Joe Maddon goes with the pitcher batting 9th in a game not started by Jon Lester or Jake Arrieta. Is this a shift in philosophy? Given how much substituting the Cubs do these days with their huge bench, it matters a whole lot less who bats where. Still. It’s interesting.

I’ll be back out in the bleachers this evening – grey Miami t-shirt and/or black sweatshirt, blue shorts, blue/yellow shoes. Likely in right field, so I hope to see some of you out there.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (63-88) at Chicago Cubs (89-62), 7:05 CT on CSN 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

Zach Davies (6.00 ERA, 4.76 FIP, 4.58 xFIP; 1.17 K/BB)


Kyle Hendricks (4.22 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 3.46 xFIP; 3.46 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Scooter Gennett, 2B

2. Logan Schafer, CF

3. Adam Lind, 1B

4. Khris Davis, LF

5. Domingo Santana, RF

6. Jean Segura, SS

7. Luis Sardinas, 3B

8. Martin Maldonado, C

9. Zach Davies, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, LF

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Jorge Soler, RF

6. Miguel Montero, C

7. Javy Baez, 2B

8. Addison Russell, SS

9. Kyle Hendricks, P

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