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Game Thread # 139: Chicago Cubs (81-55) @ Milwaukee Brewers (77-61)

Thank goodness for that roof!

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals
I like Salamis
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Here we go! Meaningful baseball in September, and it isn’t just all about maybe catching the Cubs. Then Milwaukee Brewers (77-61) need to keep winning to fend off the Cardinals and the rest of that riffraff. The Chicago Cubs (81-55) are looking to continue their dominance of the Brewers and solidify their position atop the NL.

Deadline acquisition Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.70) has been masterful for the Cubbies, while Zach Davies (2-5), 5.23) has been AWOL for quite a long time...well, actually, it was WITH leave.

Three games to perhaps determine where the Crew’s focus will be for the rest of the season.

Chicago Cubs

1. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B

2. Javier Baez (R) 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

4. Kris Bryant (R) RF

5. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF

6. Addison Russell (R) SS

7. Victor Caratini (S) C

8. Cole Hamels (L) P

9. Ian Happ (S) CF

Milwaukee Brewers