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Cubs Delayed [UPDATE #3] 10:40 PM Start Time

The tarp is on the field, and the Cubs game will not start on time.  We’ll keep you posted if and when a new start time is announced..

[UPDATE]  Looked like the game was going to start around 8:00 PM CST, but another wave of rain came through, still expecting baseball tonight.

[UPDATE #2] It’s now 10:00 PM CST, and we are still in a delay, and nothing has been called yet, still waiting.  Almost three hours and counting, at least 30 minutes of field prep after tarp is off, game might not start till 10:30 PM CST at the earliest.

[UPDATE #3] First pitch, 10:40 PM CST, not kidding.

- George

September 17, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Pirates

I should caution that this is weather permitting as widespread rain is supposed to cover the area by game time, I hope that’s not the case because I want to watch Anthony Rizzo hit baseballs, hard.  Travis Wood gets the ball tonight as the Cubs try to win three out of four from the Pirates.  I’m sure the Pirates will be very happy to be done with the Cubs this year as they are a big reason why the Pirates are fading down the stretch.  Here is how the Cubs will line up tonight behind Travis Wood.

Thanks for reading, GO CUBS!
- George

September 16, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Pirates

Mather – CF
Barney – 2B
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano – LF
Castro – SS
Castillo – C
Sappelt – RF
Valbuena – 3B
Volstad – P

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

September 15, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Pirates

Jason Berken become the 12th starting pitcher the Cubs have used this year as he faces Wandy Rodriguez and the Pirates in his Cubs debut.  Here is a look at the rest of the lineup.

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

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

September 14, 2012 – Cubs Lineup

The Cubs open a three game weekend set with Pirates today at Wrigley.  Chris Rusin gets the ball in game one as the Cubs look to continue their strong play as of late.  Both Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson return from injuries today.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
- George

September 12, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Astros

Let’s hope this one comes in under four hours tonight, that’s all I ask.  The last two nights have been terrible, I guess the Astros figure the longer the game goes the better chance they have to win.  Travis Wood takes the ball tonight and will be backed by a very different lineup as Anthony Rizzo is out of the lineup after last nights collision.  From all accounts he is okay, just sore and in need of a day off.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
- George

September 11, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Astros

The Cubs look for their fifth straight victory tonight in Houston as they continue their late season surge to distance themselves from the number one pick.  I’m just kidding, the Cubs are playing better as of late and it’s always nice to see winning baseball.  The result however is they will not get the number one pick, that belongs to Houston, they deserve it, yikes.  Justin Germano takes the ball tonight, here is how the Cubs will line up behind him.

1. DeJesus – CF
2. Valbuena - 3B
3. Rizzo – 1B
4. Soriano – LF
5. Castro – SS
6. Clevenger – C
7. LaHair – RF
8. Cardenas – 2B
9. Germano – P

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
- George

September 12, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Astros

The Cubs look to extend their winning streak to four tonight in Houston behind Chris Volstad.  Volstad has been much better as of late, winning two of his last three starts, here is how the Cubs will lineup behind him, DeJesus not in the lineup.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
- George

September 9, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Pirates

Here is the Cubs lineup for Sunday, September 9.

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

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

September 8, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Pirates

Jeff Samardzija will get his last start of the season tonight against the Pirates.  He is also hitting eighth as Tony Campana will occupy the nine spot in the lineup.  Brett Jackson gets the day off after almost going through the wall last night.  Welington Castillo will get the start behind the plate as Steve Clevenger will serve a one game suspension for his role in the fight earlier this week.  Here is a look at the rest of the Cubs lineup for Saturday, September 8.  The game is set to start at 6:00 PM on CSN Chicago.

DeJesus – RF
Valbuena - 3B
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano -LF
Castro – SS
Castillo – C
Barney – 2B
Samardzija – P
Campana – CF

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

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