5/7 Cubs lineup

Travis Wood takes the mound on Tuesday to open the Cubs’ brief two-game series against the Cardinals. This will be Wood’s seventh start of the season. He took the loss in his last outing against the Padres despite posting his sixth straight quality start.

Wood is the first Cubs left-hander in 65 years to begin the season with six-straight quality starts since lefty Johnny Schmitz recorded quality starts in his first seven outings to commence the 1948 campaign. Mark Prior is the last Cubs right-hander to begin a season with seven-straight quality starts, a feat he accomplished in 2003.
Wood’s six quality starts are tied for the Major League lead with nine others, including three other NL hurlers: Arizona’s Patrick Corbin, Cincinnati’s Mat Latos and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright.

Here’s the Cubs lineup against St. Louis right-hander Lance Lynn (5-0, 2.75 ERA):

DeJesus CF
Castro SS
Rizzo 1B
Soriano LF
Schierholtz RF
Valbuena 3B
Castillo C
Barney 2B
T. Wood P


Another day – another game to win! Can hardly wait for game time. Keep the good stuff going guys.

WOW! You guys are awesome! Great game!

An excellent game indeed! And what made it so much more exciting is THAT type of victory over the hated Cardinals is SO UNEXPECTED. A very well pitched and well played game, we don’t see many of these and for it to come vs. the Cardinals is so sweet.

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