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August 27, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Brewers

Justin Germano looks to have a much better outing this time around against the Brewers as the Cubs open a four game set with their neighbors to the North.  Here is how the Cubs will line up against Marco Estrada who earned his first victory of 2012 against the Cubs last week.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 26, 2012 – Cubs Lineup / Weather Permitting

The only reason I think the Cubs and Rockies will play today is that the Rockies do not come back to Wrigley this year.  That said, things don’t look too promising as rain is moving into the area and it is heavy and slow-moving.  We will keep you posted on any delay’s, if they do start here is how the Cubs will line up as they look to take the series from the Rockies.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 25, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Rockies

Brooks Raley was recalled today and will get the start for the Cubs as they take on Alex White and the Colorodo Rockies.  David DeJesus is back in the lineup for the Cubs.  The game can be seen on CSN at 12:05.

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

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

August 24, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Rockies

Jeff Samardzija gets the ball today against LHP Drew Pomeranz and the Colorodo Rockies.  Joe Mather gets the start in RF and Josh Vitters gets the nod at 3B.  Here is how the rest of the lineup looks for the Cubs.  The game can be seen at 1:20 on WGN.

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

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

August 21, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Brewers

I only ask for one thing tonight, no base running errors, please, and thank you.  The Cubs will try to even the series up tonight behind Chris Rusin who is making his major league debut.  The game will be at 7:10 PM CST on Comcast Sportsnet Plus (285 HD on Comcast) for a channel finder go here.  Here is how the Cubs will line up.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 20, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Brewers

Justin Germano takes the hill on Monday against Mark Rogers and the Milwaukee Brewers.  Anthony Rizzo is back in the lineup for the Cubs tonight.  Josh Vitters will get the start at third and Welington Castillo will do the catching.  Here is a look at the rest of the Cubs lineup tonight.

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

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

August 19, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Reds

Chris Volstad will take the mound today against Mat Latos and the powerful Reds offense.  Anthony Rizzo gets the day off and Luis Valbuena is bumped up to the three spot in the order.  Here is a look at the rest of the lineup for Sunday, August 19.  The game can be seen at 12:10 on WGN.

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

Go Cubs!!
-Mark

Long Ball Does in Wood

Travis Wood looks really good for some of the game, then looks like he is throwing batting practice for other parts of the game, at least that has been his m.o. recently.  Tonight was more of the same for Wood as he was cruising through the first three innings as the Cubs held a 3-1 lead, then the wheels fell off.  Wood allowed five runs in the 4th inning, including home runs by Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier and just like that the Cubs were looking up at a three run deficit.  Wood suffered his ninth defeat of the season as he went five innings giving up seven runs, six earned on nine hits with three strikeouts.  The Cubs had plenty of opportunities all night, even after they fell behind by four runs.  Unfortunately they had too many strikeouts at the wrong time as they finished the night 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 guys on in the loss.  Luis Valbuena found the magic tonight as he was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, an RBI, and a run scored.  Starlin Castro continued his recent tear going 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Anthony Rizzo finished the night 2-for-5 to raise his average to .299 on the season.  Busy day tomorrow as Ernie Banks would be thrilled as the Cubs and Reds will play two.

FULL BOX SCORE

Game Highlights:
Barney With a Slick Play
Barney Flashes The Leather Again
Castro Snags a Liner
Valbuena Goes Way Back

Thanks for reading,
– George

August 17, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Reds

The Cubs look to play spoiler starting tonight in Cincinnati.  Travis Wood will take the ball and face off against his former mates, he did so last week as well and was outstanding but had to settle for a no decision.  Here is how the Cubs will line up against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 15, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Astros

Clearly Adrian Cardenas is doing something wrong behind the scenes, that is the only way to describe the way he is being used or not used I should say, since his recent call up.  Today would have been a perfect day to get Cardenas in the lineup, Barney is getting a day-off so Cardenas could slide in at second for a day.  Guess not.  Justin Germano takes the ball today as the Cubs look to win the series from the Astros, here is how the Cubs will line up.

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

Thanks for reading, GO CUBS!
– George

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