If, after the drubbing the Cubs took in DC, you said they’d be one win away from a sweep in the Pittsburgh series, most of us would have laughed. But here the Cubs are going in to Sunday’s game with only Chris Rusin standing between them and a series sweep. Unfortunately for us, Chris Rusin is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA. He’ll be facing Jeff Locke, who is similarly inexperienced with a 0-1 record and a 4.82 ERA.
We won’t get to see Dale Sveum’s wacky “Tony Campana hitting ninth” lineup today as Locke is a lefty, but we do get to see Joe Mather hitting leadoff!
Game time is 12:35 Central and you can watch on WGN should you so choose.