Before we dive into too much detail about the Chicago Cubs attempt to win their weekend series against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on Sunday, I have an announcement to make.
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Now, to the Cubs. Starting Pitcher Justin Germano continued his efforts on Saturday to prove that he is the 2012 version of Rodrigo Lopez for the Chicago Cubs. Germano allowed 5 runs on 6 hits while only lasting 5 innings. With the exception of a 2 for 4 day from Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs’ offense fell silent as the team lost 5 to 2 on Saturday against the Giants.
Travis Wood looks to right the ship for the Cubs on Sunday as the the starting pitcher tries to secure a series victory for the Cubs.
- Television: WGN
- Radio: WGN Radio 720 AM
- Game time: 1:20 PM
- David DeJesus, Right Field
- Luis Valbuena, Third Base
- Anthony Rizzo, First Base
- Alfonso Soriano, Left Field
- Starlin Castro, Shortstop
- Steve Clevenger, Catcher
- Brett Jackson, Center Field
- Darwin Barney, Second Base
- Travis Wood, Starting Pitcher
- If you are still watching Cubs’ games at this point, it is because you want to get an early look at who could be key components for the Cubs’ roster in 2013. Obviously Castro, Rizzo, catcher Welington Castillo, and Jackson in all likelihood will be a part of the Cubs’ 25 man roster to begin the season. But where the month of September is important is for players like outfielder Dave Sappelt, or catcher Steve Clevenger. The fringe prospects who do not necessarily have a long-term future with the Cubs, but could be stop-gaps for the Cubs at their respective positions. Nonetheless, there are a handful of players on the Cubs’ roster that are working to get there name out there for the 2013 season if not beyond. For that reason, it would be beneficial to all Cubs fans to keep an eye on these games in September to see what player may be trending upwards and what player may be trending downwards.