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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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The Cubs have a big night on tap, with a game in New York against the Mets, and a few key draft picks to select.

The team faces Jacob deGrom and his flowing ‘do, and although his ERA is a bit ugly this year, it’s almost entirely attributable to the same kind of bloated HR/FB ratio a lot of pitchers are facing this season. Does that mean he – and, say, John Lackey? – is especially susceptible to the new reality of the fly ball revolution? Or is his 20.0% HR/FB ratio a mere fluke that will begin course-correcting as soon as tonight?

We shall see. We shall also see if Lackey can get through the first inning without allowing a run. If he does so, I will do a celebratory dance. If he does not, I will flog myself with 10 pushups per run.


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Game Info

Chicago Cubs (31-31) at New York Mets (28-33) – 6:10 CT on CSN, 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.

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: John Lackey (R): 5.12 ERA, 5.08 FIP, 4.06 xFIP; 3.43 K/BB

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Mets: Jacob deGrom (R): 4.75 ERA, 3.95 FIP, 3.24 xFIP; 3.13 K/BB

New York Mets:

  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  4. Jay Bruce, RF
  5. Lucas Duda, 1B
  6. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  8. Jose Reyes, 3B
  9. Jacob deGrom, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, LF
  5. Jason Heyward, RF
  6. Willson Contreras, C
  7. Javy Baez, 2B
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. John Lackey, P

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Brett Taylor

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

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