April 4, 2013 – Cubs @ Pirates Preview/Lineups

Pitching Matchup – Cubs (1-1):  Travis Wood (0-0, 0.00) vs. Pirates (1-1):  James McDonald (0-0, 0.00)

Where:  PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

When:  11:35 AM CST

TV/Radio:  WGN TV / WGN 720

The Run Down:  The Cubs look to win the first series of the year, but will have  a tough test against James McDonald who really came into his own last season.  It seems clear that the Cubs have to generate offense at the top of the order because the bottom part has not been close to adequate so far.  The Cubs will look to get their first hit with men in scoring position today, of the year.  Obviously that has to improve, but looking at the big picture it really would be nice to start the season with a series win.

April 4th lineups


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– George