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Opening Series Preview! Cubs @ Pirates (3 Games)

Series Preview Opening Week 2014

 

2307– PNC PARK, Pittsburgh, PA –

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:05 PM CST
(TV: ESPN, WGN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 6:05 PM CST
(TV: CSN+) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 11:35 AM CST 
(TV:  MLBN, CSN)  (RADIO:  WGN 720)

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– Series Vitals –

Cubs vitals 3-31

Pirates vitals 3-31

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– Pitching Matchups –

Game One:  Jeff Samardzija (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs.  Francisco Liriano (0 – 0; 0.00)

Samardzija (Career vs. Pirates) (4 – 3; 2.11 ERA, 18 appearances, 7 starts)
Liriano (Career vs. Cubs) (3 – 2; 2.72 ERA, 6 appearances, 6 starts)

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Game Two:  Edwin Jackson (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs.  Charlie Morton (0 – 0; 0.00)

Jackson (Career vs. Pirates) (6 – 2; 3.19 ERA, 10 appearances, 10 starts)
Morton (Career vs. Cubs) (2 – 4; 4.91 ERA, 9 appearances, 9 starts)

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Game Three:  Jason Hammel (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs.  Wandy Rodriguez (0 – 0; 0.00)

Hammel (Career vs. Pirates) (2 – 1; 4.35 ERA, 4 appearances, 3 starts)
Rodriguez (Career vs. Cubs) (9 – 7; 3.60 ERA, 24 appearances, 24 starts)

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– Weather –

3-31-14 weather

4-2 - 4-3 weather

 

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May 30, 2013 – White Sox @ Cubs; Lineups

Would this be a sweep?  A three game sweep, a two game sweep?  Who cares, just beat the Sox again.  The Cubs look for their fourth straight victory and third straight over the Sox this afternoon as Travis Wood takes on Jake Peavy.  Can’t stand Peavy, would really enjoy six runs in the first.   There is a chance for scattered storms again today, but it looks like tonight and tomorrow should see the bulk of it so this one should get in uninterrupted.  Here are the lineups.

CUBS

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

WHITE SOX

1.  De Aza – CF
2.  Ramirez – SS
3.  Rios – RF
4.  Konerko – 1B
5.  Viciedo – LF
6.  Gillaspie – 3B
7.  Keppinger – 2B
8.  Flowers – C
9.  Peavy – P

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May 28, 2013 – Cubs @ White Sox; Lineups!

Tough matchup for the Cubs tonight as they go for their third straight win, and second straight over the Sox.  The Cubs will send Edwin Jackson to the mound as he looks to improve upon his 1-7 record, the Sox will counter with their ace, Chris Sale.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM CST on the South Side, there is a chance for storms later today, let’s hope the only thunder heard is from the Cubs bats.  Here is how both teams will line up, go Cubs!

CUBS

1.  Borbon – CF
2.  Castro – SS
3.  Rizzo – 1B
4.  Soriano – LF
5.  Hairston – RF
6.  Castillo – C
7.  Ransom – 3B
8.  Navarro – DH
9.  Barney – 2B

 

WHITE SOX

1.  De Aza – CF
2.  Ramirez – SS
3.  Rios – RF
4.  Dunn – DH
5.  Konerko – 1B
6.  Viciedo – LF
7.  Gillaspie – 3B
8.  Greene – 2B
9.  Flowers – C

 

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May 22, 2013 – Cubs @ Pirates; Lineups

Jeff Samardzija battles Francisco Liriano in game two at 6:05 PM CST on WGN.  There is some bad weather in the Pittsburgh area so there could be a delay or two, no word on if the game will start on time, all indications are that it will, but that could change.  Here is how both teams will line up.

May 22 lineups

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May 17, 2013 – Mets @ Cubs; Lineups!

The Cubs welcome the Mets to Wrigley for a three game set starting today at 1:20 PM CST on WGN TV.  Edwin Jackson will look to build on probably his best start the last time out against the Nats, the Mets will counter with young phenom Matt Harvey who has been pretty much unhittable this season.  Here is how both teams will line up, there are scattered thunderstorms in the forecast, hopefully those stay away.

May 17 lineups

 

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April 24, 2013 – Cubs @ Reds; Lineups – Game Delayed (UPDATE)

Solid match up today as Jeff Samardzija takes on Mat Latos in the rubber game of the series.  It’s raining in Cincinnati at the moment and the game will not start as scheduled (11:35 AM), instead everyone involved will meet to see if they should postpone the game or just wait it out around 11:15 AM.  Here are the lineups for today should we get underway.  (UPDATE)  Game scheduled to start at 1 PM CST now, could change, but that’s the plan.

April 24 lineups

Thanks for reading,
- George

Cubs/Rangers Postponed

At least they finally made it official, the Cubs and Rangers have been postponed tonight, and there is no make up date as of yet.  Normally a double-header would be on tap for tomorrow but there is a chance that Chicago will see MORE rain tomorrow than today.  So that puts tomorrows game in jeopardy as well, what a lovely Spring we are having, ugh.

Thanks for reading,
- George

Series Preview – Giants @ Cubs; April 11 – April 14, 2013

Ah, Spring in Chicago, either it’s great or horrible, usually no in between.  Hopefully the weather cooperates today, and all weekend as the Cubs welcome the defending champion San Francisco Giants to town for a four game set.  Should be some great baseball on display this weekend, hopefully for both teams.  As usual the Giants boast of formidable pitching staff that will most definitely pose a challenge for the Cubs anemic offense.

Last Series:

The Cubs split the two game series with the Brewers as the final game was rained out.

The Giants swept the Rockies in a three game series at home.

Game Times and Broadcast Information:

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013 – 1:20 PM CST on CSN Chicago
  • Friday, April 12, 2013 – 1:20 PM CST on CSN Chicago
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2013 – 12:05 PM CST on FOX
  • Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 1:20 PM CST on WGN TV

Starting Pitchers Scheduled:

Cubs:

Game One - Scott Feldman (0-1, 7.71)
- Career vs. Giants (4 appearances, 2 GS)  (0-3, 5.54)

Game Two - Carlos Villanueva (0-0, 1.35)
- Career vs. Giants (13 appearances, 1 GS) (2-1, 4.15)

Game Three - Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 2.63)
- Career vs. Giants (6 appearances, 1 GS) (0-0, 2.53)

Game Four - Edwin Jackson (0-2, 5.73)
- Career vs. Giants (5 appearances, 4 GS) (2-2, 4.73)

Giants:

Game One - Ryan Vogelsong (0-1, 8.44)
- Career vs. Cubs (15 appearances, 9 GS)  (4-5, 5.73)

Game Two - Matt Cain (0-1, 8.38)
- Career vs. Cubs (13 GS) (6-2, 2.45)

Game Three - Madison Bumgarner (2-0, 1.32)
- Career vs. Cubs (6 GS) (3-2, 2.79)

Game Four – Tim Lincecum (1-0, 4.91)
- Career vs. Cubs (10 GS) (4-4, 3.43)

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not:

Something happened in the Brewers series, the Cubs found some offense, not only offense, but clutch offense.  In both games the Cubs mounted comebacks, one successful, and one not so successful.  Regardless, it was good to see guys having good at bats and driving the ball when they needed to.  Welington Castillo has been a consistent threat at the plate since day one for the Cubs, he’s hitting .381 on the season with two doubles, a home run, and five RBI’s.  Nate Schierholtz is also swinging a hot bat as he is hitting .304 on the season, and sports an impressive .385 OBP.  Alfonso Soriano is scuffling, he’s back to missing his pitch and then getting himself out on the pitchers pitch.  He’s hitting .194 on the season and has no extra base hits, or RBI’s.  The Cubs pitching is starting to show some dents, but for the most part the starters have been great.  Hector Rondon has been very good out of the pen, while Shawn Camp has struggled of late.

It’s a former Cub that is leading the offensive attack for the Giants, Angel Pagan is hitting .361 in the early going.  Pablo Sandoval is also swinging a hot bat hitting .345 on the season with two home runs and six RBI’s, and has only struck out once in 29 at bats.  Brandon Belt is struggling at the plate as he is only hitting .148 with only two extra base hits and no RBI’s.  The Cubs won’t see Barry Zito in this series, usually that’s a bad thing, but not this year, Zito started on his comeback trail last year, and has continued it this year as he hasn’t given up a run so far this year in two starts over fourteen innings.  Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain have been knocked around a bit as Vogelsong has a 8.44 ERA, and Cain has a 8.38 ERA, when was the last time you saw that?

Bold Prediction:

The Cubs usually play up to their competition, at home at least, I think they play well enough to split this four game series.  If they get a surprisingly solid performance from Feldman and Villanueva they might take three of four.

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
- George

April 9, 2013 – Brewers @ Cubs; Preview/Lineups!

Could be a long night as rain is expected to move into the area around game time, or just after.  Tomorrow looks even worse so expect the umpires and teams to do everything they can to get this one in.  Travis Wood is coming off a brilliant start to his 2013 season and will face a stiff test in the Brewers lineup which gets Jean Segura back tonight.  The Cubs will face youngster Wily Peralta who can rush it up there, look for a low scoring affair as it will be cold and damp at Wrigley, that usually doesn’t add up to a lot of runs.

April 9th lineups

 

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

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