Category: Game Previews

August 31, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Giants

Big time contenders invade Wrigley today as Madison Bumgarner and the Giants look to keep their quest for a NL West crown rolling.  Chris Volstad looks to build off his last start which his best start of 2012, by far, because he won.  It was his first win in over a calendar year, he will try to get his second win in the last two weeks today.  Here is how the Cubs will line up.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 30, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Brewers

Please don’t get swept.  It’s been a nightmare season against the Brewers as the Cubs have lost all but three games, they’ve played 16 times!  Brooks Raley looks to finish off the season series with a win this afternoon against Shaun Marcum.  Anthony Rizzo is back in the lineup, while Alfonso Soriano gets a breather, here is how the rest of the Cubs will line up.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 29, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs Brewers / No Rizzo

I’m not even going to mention strikeouts tonight, that right there wasn’t a mention.  The Cubs are tired of seeing the Brewers, can’t really blame them as they have lost 12 of 15 meetings this year.  Jeff Samardzija will try to change the Cubs fortunes tonight against Mike Fiers who has emerged as a top of the rotation guy for the Brewers this year.  No Rizzo tonight, here is how the Cubs will line up.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

August 28, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. Brewers

Tonight’s goal, strike out less than ten times, let’s do it!  Travis Wood takes the ball tonight for the Cubs as they look for some sort of success against a Brewers team that they have lost to 11 out of 14 games this season.  Here is how the Cubs will line up tonight.

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

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

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