Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

miller parkThe Cubs begin their final series of the year, and head up to Milwaukee to close things out with the Brewers. The Pirates will be playing the Reds at the same time, and that game is equally important to the Cubs, who need to win and to have the Pirates lose this weekend (two out of three, at least) to get home-field advantage in the Wild Card Game.

It’s your final regular season Jake Arrieta Day! Here’s hoping he goes six scoreless with a ton of strikeouts, and then heads out with a 8-0 lead after 80 or so pitches.

Sure is an interesting lineup tonight, eh? Take a look at those corner outfield spots, and then openly speculate about how it allows the Cubs to get in specific guys who would make a lot of sense starting in a certain game coming up on Wednesday.

And note whom is in left field, and whom is in right field. That alignment sure would make a lot of sense in a ballpark where left field is huge and trick, and right field is smaller and simpler like, say, PNC …

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (94-65) at Milwaukee Brewers (68-91), 7:10 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

Jake Arrieta (1.82 ERA, 2.40 FIP, 2.66 xFIP; 4.77 K/BB)


Ariel Pena (3.91 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 4.68 xFIP; 1.75 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. Hernan Perez, 3B

8. Nevin Ashley, C

9. Ariel Pena, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kyle Schwarber, RF

3. Kris Bryant, LF

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Starlin Castro, 2B

6. Miguel Montero, C

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Tommy La Stella, 3B

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