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Alcantara Time! Cubs Lineup for Tonight, and Thoughts

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Darwin Barney and his wife made a baby, because of that, we get Arismendy Alcantara!  Now the news around baseball is that Alcantara will be up for just two games while Barney is on paternity leave, hopefully that paternity leave lasts longer, like three months.  I don’t think a decision has been made with Alcantara yet, he belongs in the Majors, and has done nothing but hit recently at Iowa.  Lately, Alcantara has been playing CF, I think that’s a clue as to what might happen when Barney returns, we’ll see what happens but we will be seeing more of Alcantara moving forward, and that’s a good thing.

LF – Coghlan
2B – Alcantara
1B – Rizzo
SS – Castro
3B – Valbuena
CF – Ruggiano
RF – Sweeney
C – Castillo
SP – Beeler

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Yes the “Cubs” Are Playing Today

It’s raining where I am, and has been for quite some time, but it’s apparently dry at Wrigley as they are underway for the final time this season.  Travis Wood gets the ball for the Cubs as they try to end 2012 on a high note, not sure really how high a note it will be, but a win would be nice.  The only regular in the Cubs lineup today is Starlin Castro, that makes it 162 for 162 this year, impressive.

Looks at this “lineup” – I predict 10 runs for the Cubs today, because that’s how it always works.

1. Campana – LF
2. Cardenas – 2B
3. Castro – SS
4. LaHair – 1B
5. Sappelt – RF
6. Vitters – 3B
7. Jackson – CF
8. Recker – C
9. Wood – P

 

Go Cubs!
– George

October 2, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Astros

For the first time in 50 years two 100 loss teams will be facing each other in a Major League Baseball game, that’s depressing.  Here is how the Cubs will line up today as we are only two games away from ending the 2012 season.

1. DeJesus RF
2. Barney 2B
3. Rizzo 1B
4. Soriano LF
5. Castro SS
6. Valbuena 3B
7. Castillo C,
8. Jackson CF
9. Volstad P

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

September 26, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Rockies

The Cubs look to play a full nine innings tonight, and even up the Series against the Rockies.  Jason Berken will get the ball for the Cubs tonight as he continues to vie for a spot on the 2013 roster.  Here’s how the Cubs will line up.

1. Sappelt – RF
2. Barney – 2B
3. Rizzo – 1B
4. Soriano – LF
5. Castro – SS
6. Castillo – C
7. Vitters – 3B
8. Mather – CF
9. Berken – P

Go Cubs!
– George

September 25, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Rockies

Chris Rusin gets the ball tonight against the Rockies.  Here is what the rest of the Cubs lineup looks like against Jorge De La Rosa.  The game is set to start at 7:40 on WGN.

Sapplet – RF
Barney – 2B
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano – LF
Castro – SS
Castillo – C
Vitters – 3B
Mather – CF
Rusin – P

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

September 22, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Cardinals

Still on a high from yesterday’s comeback/walk-off victory the Cubs will try to win a second straight game over their rival, and continue to play the role of a playoff roadblock.  Travis Wood takes the ball for the Cubs today on a cool, and wet day at Wrigley Field, it’s dry now but they are expecting rain at some point today.  Here is how the Cubs will line up at 12:05 PM CST on WGN.

1. DeJesus CF
2. Barney 2B
3. Rizzo 1B
4. Soriano LF
5. Castro SS
6. Castillo C
7. Sappelt RF
8. Vitters 3B
9. Wood P

Go Cubs!!
– George

September 21, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Cardinals

The Cubs look to spoil Chris Carpenter’s 2012 debut at 1:20 PM CST at Wrigley today.  Chris Volstad will be tasked with shutting down the Cards potent offense, here is the lineup that will back him.

1. DeJesus – CF
2. Barney – 2B
3. Rizzo – 1B
4. Soriano – LF
5. Castro – SS
6. Valbuena – 3B
7. Castillo – C
8. Sappelt – RF
9. Volstad – P

Go Cubs!
– George

September 20, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Reds

Jason Berken takes the ball for the Cubs today as they look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Reds.  I see that accountability, actually I should say the LACK of accountability is on full display today as Valbuena is playing a night after getting picked off while playing with his batting gloves.  Here is how the rest of the Cubs will line up.

1. DeJesus – CF
2. Barney – 2B
3. Rizzo – 1B
4. LaHair – RF
5. Castro – SS
6. Valbuena – 3B
7. Castillo – C
8. Sappelt – RF
9. Berken – P

GO CUBS!
– George

September 19, 2012 – Cubs lineup vs. Reds

Chris Rusin gets the start on Wednesday against Mike Leake and the Cincinnati Reds.  The game is set to start at 7:05 on CSN.  Here is a look at the rest of the Cubs lineup.

DeJesus – RF
Barney – 2B
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano – LF
Castro – SS
Valbuena – 3B
Castillo – C
Jackson – CF
Rusin – P

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

September 18, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Reds

Justin Germano will take the mound to face Homer Bailey and the first place Reds tonight.  Here is how the Cubs will lineup for this evening.  The game is set to start at 7:05.

DeJesus – RF
Valbuena – 3B
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano – LF
Castro – SS
Clevenger – C
Jackson – CF
Barney – 2B
Germano – P

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

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