The Cubs have lost six straight games and their current 25-man roster is a shell of their Opening Day team.
They send yet another new face out to the mound Tuesday night against the Padres as Brooks Raley will make his MLB debut after three years in the minor leagues.
The 24-year-old left-hander was selected by the Cubs in the sixth round of the '09 Draft and carries a career 3.74 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 414 minor-league innings. He only strikes out 6.1 batters per nine innings, but he walks just 2.8 in that same time.
Raley made 14 starts for Triple-A Iowa this year, going 4-8 with a 3.62 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 82 innings.
Here's the way the Cubs will lineup behind Raley:
1. David DeJesus - LF
2. Brett Jackson - CF
3. Starlin Castro -- SS
3. Anthony Rizzo - 1B
5. Bryan LaHair - RF
6. Steve Clevenger - C
7. Luis Valbuena - 3B
8. Darwin Barney - 2B
9. Raley - P
Alfonso Soriano was originally penciled in for Tuesday's game, but will now sit out as he is nursing a sore hand after being spiked Monday night.
LaHair replaces Soriano in the lineup, shifting DeJesus over to left field and Castro up to the three spot, bumping Rizzo down to cleanup.