Nationals at Cubs Game Thread

Matt Garza and Gio Gonzalez are today's starting pitchers. Garza is trying to duplicate the season he had last year, which won't be easy. The Cubs will have their work cut out for them again today as Gonzalez is a pretty good pitcher. He's been worth more than 9 rWAR over the last 2 seasons.

The Cubs stacked their lineup with righties as David DeJesus and Ian Stewart get the day off. In their place is Joe Mather and Reed Johnson. The game starts a little after 12 CT and is on CSN.

Gameday, Baseball Reference Preview

Cubs Lineup

I like that Barney has been moved down and Soto up, but you'd think you'd if you're going to hit Barney high in the order it would be against lefties and not against righties. Barney shouldn't even be on the field when a righty is on the mound. Oh well. Baby steps.