Pre-Gamin': Rangers v. Cubs (7:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (UPDATE: Postponed)

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Pre-Gamin’: Rangers v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (UPDATE: Postponed)

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wrigley field from right bleachersUPDATE: The game’s been postponed. No makeup information announced yet, but it’s going to have to be a shared off day or an attempted double-header tomorrow.

If a Carlos Zambrano appearance wasn’t enough to throw tonight’s game off, the weather might be. It is pouring and nasty in Chicago right now, and few expect the game to get off on time, if at all. We’ll keep an eye on it. MLB’s going to be keen on getting this one in, given that these two teams don’t play again this year after tomorrow.

If the game does go off, The Stache will try to make it three straight awesome starts to kick off the season. Fill-in starter Justin Grimm is on the other side, and is now on Cy Young Watch.

Game Info

Texas Rangers (9-5) at Chicago Cubs (4-9), 7:05 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.

The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Game Tickets

If you’re looking for Chicago Cubs tickets at the last minute today, you can use that TiqIQ link there for the secondary market. There are also some available on

Starting Pitchers

Justin Grimm (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 6.8 BB/9)


Carlos Villanueva (0-0, 0.64 ERA, 1.9 BB/9)

Texas Rangers Lineup

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Elvis Andrus, SS

3. Adrian Beltre, 3B

4. Nelson Cruz, RF

5. David Murphy, LF

6. A.J. Pierzynski, C

7. Mitch Moreland, 1B

8. Leonys Martin, CF

9. Justin Grimm, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Luis Valbuena, 3B

8. Darwin Barney, 2B

9. Carlos Villanueva, P

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.