September 28 – 30; @ Diamondbacks – Series Preview

After getting swept by the Rockies, the Cubs will now travel to Arizona to finish up the road part of their schedule.  The Cubs went into the Colorado series looking to put themselves in a good position to lose less than 100 games, unfortunately after the sweep it is starting to look very bleak.  The Cubs will attempt to not only win their first road series against a western division team, but unbelievably their first road win against the division.  They are currently 0-16 and according to Stats Inc no team has ever gone winless against one division on the road in a single season.  It will be tough for the Cubs as we have seen there is basically no pitching left and the offense has been rather quiet, even after going to Colorado.  Hope we see the Cubs play hard these last six games and maybe, just maybe win the last two series of the season.

Arizona Diamondbacks
Record:  78-78 (Home 38-37); 3rd in West
Runs Scored:  705 (5th NL)
Team ERA:  3.98 (10th NL)
Last 10:  6-4
Last Series:  Lost two of three to the Giants

Chicago Cubs
Record:  59-97 (Road 22-56); 5th in Central
Runs Scored:  596 (14th NL)
Team ERA:  4.92 (14th NL)
Last 10:  1-9
Last Series:  Swept by the Rockies

Broadcast Information
Friday, September 28 – 8:40 PM CST – CSN
Saturday, September 29 – 7:10 PM CST – WGN
Sunday, September 30 – 3:10 PM CST – WGN

Pitching Matchups for the weekend.

Friday, September 28
Cubs:  Travis Wood (6-12, 4.23 ERA)
Diamondbacks:  Ian Kennedy (14-11, 4.14 ERA)

Saturday, September 29
Cubs:  Justin Germano (2-9, 5.65 ERA)
Diamondbacks:  Trevor Cahill (12-12, 3.86 ERA)

Sunday, September 30
Cubs:  Chris Rusin (1-3, 7.30 ERA)
Diamondbacks:  Josh Collmenter (5-3, 3.80 ERA)

Prediction:  Cubs lose series 2-1

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July 15, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. D-Backs

Matt Garza will take the mound today against Trevor Cahill and the Arizona Diamondbacks.  By all acounts the wind is gusting out to right and it is extremely hot at Wrigley today.  We’ll see if the Cub can continue their winning ways today at 1:20 CT on WGN.

DeJesus – CF
Castro – SS
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano – LF
LaHair – RF
Clevenger – C
Barney – 2B
Valbuena -3B
Garza – P

Go Cubs!

July 13, 2012 Cubs Lineup vs. Diamondbacks

Its’s about time the All Star break is over.  Paul Maholm get the start against Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks.  The Cubs have been playing better as of late and look to continue here after the All Star break.  This is what the lineup will look like for the Cubs this afternoon, Friday the 13.  The game can be seen on CSN at 1:20 CT.

DeJesus – CF
Castro – SS
Rizzo – 1B
Soriano – LF
LaHair – RF
Soto – C
Barney – 2B
Valbuena – 3B
Maholm – P

Go Cubs!

June 23, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. DBacks

Here is the starting lineup tonight as Paul Maholm gets the start against Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks.

David DeJesus – CF
Starlin Castro – SS
Bryan LaHair- RF
Alfonso Soriano – LF
Luis Valbuena – 3B
Geovany Soto – C
Steve Clevenger – 1B
Adrian Cardenas – 2B
Paul Maholm – P

Go Cubs!!