wrigley stands crowdShall we try this again?

After rain washed out Jake Arrieta Day on Wednesday, the Cubs will try it again today.

Arrieta is following up on his second career no-hitter, now a full week in the past. Hopefully the extra rest did him good, and didn’t throw off his preparations. I wouldn’t bet on a no-hitter repeat anyway, because baseball history is long, and it’s happened only once. But I also wouldn’t bet against it, because, well, you don’t bet against anything that involves Arrieta unless someone says “I bet you Jake can’t buckle your knees with an intense glance.”

Taylor Jungmann (“there’s [still] a place you can go!”) has been awful this year, but isn’t quite as bad as his numbers thus far indicate (he’s had serious control issues, but also some bad luck). Still, in theory, he’s not a guy who should hold down the Cubs.

A win today, and we’ll call it a rain-shortened sweep for the Cubs.



Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (8-12) at Chicago Cubs (15-5), 7:05 CT on CSN, 670 The Score.

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down there in the comments, so have fun. But keep it “safe for work” type fun, all right?

The Series Preview lives here. The Lineup Discussion lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jake Arrieta (R): 0.87 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 2.99 xFIP; 4.33 K/BB

versus

Brewers: Taylor Jungmann (R): 8.47 ERA, 5.27 FIP, 5.19 xFIP; 1.10 K/BB



Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Jonathan Villar, SS

2. Alex Presley, RF

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Jonathan Lucroy, C

5. Chris Carter, 1B

6. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF

7. Aaron Hill, 3B

8. Yadiel Rivera, 2B

9. Taylor Jungmann, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Kris Bryant, LF

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Ben Zobrist, 2B

6. Tommy La Stella, 3B

7. Addison Russell, SS

8. David Ross, C

9. Jake Arrieta, P


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