Eric Jokisch’s first big league start comes in the final series of the year.
The Cubs can still win this series, and do their part to prevent – or at least slow down – a Cardinals Central clincher.
Perhaps the Cubs can hold off the Cardinals from clinching the NL Central for a little while.
The Cubs go for the series split (and I’m off supporting The Wife at a race this morning, hence no Bullets).
Not that you get all geeked out for wins this time of year when you’re out of it, but today’s is winnable.
Match-ups don’t get much more intriguing than Clayton Kershaw versus Edwin Jackson. I actually mean that sincerely.
Zack Greinke will probably get a few strikeouts tonight.
Kyle Hendricks is facing some guys wearing Reds uniforms as the Cubs go for the sweep.
It’s a quality matchup of aces tonight at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs come home, and they’re bringing Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler with ‘em.
Going for a rare (in recent memory, anyway) series win in Pittsburgh.
The Cubs have lost a season-high seven in a row. That ain’t good.
No Jorge Soler tonight, so the pressure for awesome bombs and necklaces falls to everyone else.
The Cubs look to avoid a second straight sweep, and a third straight ugly loss.
The Cubs will try again in Toronto, behind Jake Arrieta.
Odd start time for these games north of the border.
The Cubs will try to avoid the sweep today.
Today’s game won’t actually start until the resumed game ends, so it may be a little while yet.