Monday night's game was rained out, as you know.
Based on this weather forecast, there's a chance tonight's game could get rained out, too, or delayed.
The Cubs return to Cincinnati for a four-game series -- three night games and an afternoon contest -- from July 7-10. They could, I suppose, make up Monday's rainout during that set. The Cubs' other series in Cincinnati is August 26-28. Both teams have the day before that series as an off day, but playing August 25 would have to have approval by both teams, as it would mean both teams would play more than 20 straight days.
If tonight's game is also rained out, I'd expect them to play two on Wednesday.
Bonifacio CF, Kalish RF, Rizzo 1B, Castro SS, Valbuena 3B, Castillo C, Sweeney LF, Barney 2B, Samardzija P
Hamilton CF, Votto 1B, Phillips 2B, Bruce RF, Frazier 3B, Ludwick LF, Pena C, Cozart SS, Simon P
Same lineups that were announced for Monday's game.
Today's Starting Pitchers
I know you read this in yesterday's preview. But since the pitching matchup scheduled for Monday is going to happen tonight, you get a chance to read it again!
This game is a pitching rematch of 11 days ago, April 18 at Wrigley Field. Shark gave up just one earned run in seven innings; unfortunately, the two unearned runs he allowed were enough for the Reds to win behind Simon, who has been very, very good so far this year. So has Shark. I would expect another low-scoring game this evening.
Today's game is on CSN Chicago.
For 2014, we are going to have the same game-thread routine as 2013. Here's how it works.
You'll find the game preview -- like this one -- posting as the first link in the StoryStream™, which will then contain all the overflow threads and the recap. The recap will also be on the front page as a separate post; once I post a game recap, the stream for each game will be retitled "Cubs vs. (Team) (Day of Week) Game Threads" so you can go back and find every thread related to that particular game.
In general, game previews will post two hours before game time. Exception: for day games after night games, that will usually be 90 minutes.
You will also be able to find the First Pitch Thread and all the overflow threads in the box marked "Chicago Cubs Game Threads" at the bottom of the front page (you can also find them in this section link). They will also appear in this StoryStream™. As I've done for each regular-season game for several years now, we'll have the First Pitch thread at five minutes before game time (moved up from actual game time per your requests), then an overflow one hour, two hours and 2:45 after game time.
Discuss amongst yourselves.