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Game Thread #122: Milwaukee Brewers (67-54) @ Chicago Cubs (68-49)

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Two games to play this week against the team ahead of you. It’s in your hands, Brewers!

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Man, do the Brewers need a good start...go Jhoulys!
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Is it possible that two games with forty remaining can be must-win? It sure feels like it. The Milwaukee Brewers (67-44) travel to Wrigley Field for two day games against the Chicago Cubs (68-49). In case you haven’t noticed, the Brewers kinda don’t do well in day games.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-4, 3.91) has been the Brewers’ best starter this year, but his last few haven’t been so hot (like the rest of the team, more or less). The Cubs send out Brewers’ nemesis Jose Quintana. The lefty is 10-8, 4.28 against the league, but the Brewers have managed just two runs in their last three times facing the former White Sock.

Milwaukee Brewers

1. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF

2. Christian Yelich (L) RF

3. Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B

4. Ryan Braun (R) LF

5. Hernan Perez (R) 2B

6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B

7. Erik Kratz (R) C

8. Orlando Arcia (R) SS

9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

Chicago Cubs

1. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

2. Javier Baez (R) SS

3. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B

4. Jason Heyward (L) RF

5. Tommy La Stella (L) 3B

6. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF

7. Willson Contreras (R) C

8. Jose Quintana (R) P

9. Ian Happ (S) CF