Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

great american ballparkThe Cubs’ game tonight against the Reds arguably got a lot less significant after the Pirates drubbed the Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader today. For now, the Cubs might as well still win, though. Because, hey, not-mathematically-such-and-such.

Jon Lester makes his final regular season start for the Cubs as a hopeful tune-up for an NLDS debut. It was a very solid year for the Cubs’ big signing. May he please age well and continue to be pretty much exactly like this. I’d totally take that over the life of his deal.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (63-94) at Chicago Cubs (92-65), 6:10 CT on WGN-9 (or your local affiliate) 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 (3.43 ERA, 3.01 FIP, 3.11 xFIP; 4.21 K/BB)


Anthony DeSclafani (3.91 ERA, 3.68 FIP, 4.00 xFIP; 2.70 K/BB)

Cincinnati Reds Lineup

1. Jason Bourgeois, LF

2. Tyler Holt, CF

3. Brandon Phillips, 2B

4. Jay Bruce, RF

5. Eugenio Suarez, SS

6. Adam Duvall, 1B

7. Brayan Pena, C

8. Ivan De Jesus, 3B

9. Anthony DeSclafani, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Kyle Schwarber, LF

2. Austin Jackson, CF

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Starlin Castro, 2B

6. Jorge Soler, RF

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. David Ross, C

9. Jon Lester, P

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