Tonight is Social Media night at Wrigley Field (#cubssocial) and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I just landed and am getting ready to head down to Wrigleyville for the game and festivities. You’ll see that tonight’s lineup, rather cleverly, has a social media theme.
Jon Lester (17-4, 2.40 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs (95-55) tonight as they look at winning their second straight over the Cincinnati Reds (63-87). Lester is 8-0 with a 1.47 ERA since the All-Star break and leads all Cubs pitchers over that time with a 2.2 fWAR.
Lester’s support staff tonight is much of the same for the Cubs. After clinching the division, and partying it up in a big way, Joe Maddon is clearly focused on playing his regulars everyday until the Cubs have home field advantage locked up. Their magic number is 5 going into the game tonight.
Here’s tonight’s Chicago Cubs lineup.