The Cubs have dropped 16 of their last 19 and apart from a three-game sweep of the Padres early last week, haven't given fans much to cheer about.
The Milwaukee Brewers faithful haven't had things quite that bad, but 2012 was a year they expected to contend again, coming off a '11 season in which they reached the NLCS. Things haven't worked out that way as the Brew Crew has put up a record of 24-30, though they've been a little better of late.
Yovani Gallardo will start on the bump at Miller Park, facing off against Ryan Dempster. Here's the way the Cubs will lineup:
1. Tony Campana - CF
2. Starlin Castro - SS
3. David DeJesus - RF
4. Alfonso Soriano - LF
5. Bryan LaHair - 1B
6. Steve Clevenger - C
7. Darwin Barney - 2B
8. Ian Stewart - 3B
9. Ryan Dempster - P
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.
Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.
The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.
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On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)
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