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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Brewers, Japan at Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread


The Cubs are doing the split squad thing today, with half the club headed to Maryvale to face the Brewers, and the other half staying at home to face Team Japan in an exhibition. I’ll be at the latter game at Sloan, say hey if you see me.

John Lackey starts in the exhibition game, and Jake Buchanan starts against the Brewers.

Today’s game against the Brewers is being broadcast by the Brewers, so you’ers will be able to see it. No TV for the Team Japan game. The Cubs-based audio will be available at For future reference, you can check which games will be televised here.


Here’s the lineup against the Brewers:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, RF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Addison Russell, SS
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Tommy La Stella, 2B
  7. Albert Almora, CF
  8. Jon Jay, LF
  9. John Andreoli, DH

Starting Pitcher: Jake Buchanan

And here’s the lineup against Team Japan:

  1. Munenori Kawasaki, SS
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Jason Heyward, RF
  4. Matt Szczur, CF
  5. Miguel Montero, C
  6. Ian Happ, LF
  7. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
  8. Matt Dominguez, 1B
  9. John Lackey, P



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.