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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Dodgers (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

A sweep is on the table today for the Dodgers, as they’ve blanked the Cubs in two straight to open up this three-game set.


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And they’ve got their guy, ace numero uno Clayton Kershaw, going today. The uphill battle for the Cubs is now something akin to a cliff face.

Thankfully, the Cubs have their main guy going today, too, fellow lefty Jon Lester. After a brilliant performance last time out, Lester is right back up there among the league leaders in various categories, and he figures to have to do work again today if the Cubs want a chance.

I’m already telling myself in advance that although a sweep would be awful, the Dodgers are very good (especially at home), the pitching match-ups were tough, and it was a trip out west for the Cubs (teams often struggle heading out across multiple time zones).


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Is it bad that I’m already building the excuses in my head? It is, isn’t it.

Game Info

Los Angeles Dodgers (30-20) at Chicago Cubs (25-23) – 3:10 CT on CSN-C, MLBN (out of market), 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun today.


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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 3.19 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 3.33 xFIP; 3.05 K/BB

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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (L): 2.01 ERA, 2.60 FIP, 2.81 xFIP; 9.00 K/BB

Los Angeles Dodgers Lineup:

  1. Logan Forsythe, 3B
  2. Corey Seager, SS
  3. Chris Taylor, CF
  4. Franklin Gutierrez, LF
  5. Enrique, Hernandez, 2B
  6. Austin Barnes, C
  7. Cody Bellinger, 1B
  8. Brett Eibner, RF
  9. Clayton Kershaw, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Javy Baez, 2B
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ian Happ, LF
  5. Jason Heyward, RF
  6. Willson Contreras, C
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  9. Jon Lester, P

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Brett Taylor

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