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

Pre-Gamin'

You win some, you lose some, you win some, you lose some, you win some, you lose your mind because the Chicago Cubs can not find a way to inch further away from .500 than just a game or two … you lose some.


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Jon Lester is starting for the Chicago Cubs this afternoon, and he’s coming off two pretty good starts against the Mets (7.0 IP, 1ER) and Padres (6.0 IP, 2 ER). He had hit a bit of a rough patch just before that, but his overall season numbers are slowly improving (3.66 FIP – 19th in MLB). Hopefully, he gives the offense plenty of room to work through their inconsistencies, and the Cubs can pull out a victory.

The opposing starter, Justin Nicolino, has been worth -0.2 fWAR through four starts and 16.0 IP this season. I know the Marlins offense is pretty strong and anything can happen in baseball, but this is a ridiculously winnable game for the Cubs. So, you know, they should really try to win it.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (37-36) at Miami Marlins (32-40) – 3:10 CT on ABC-7, 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): 3.83 ERA, 3.66 FIP, 3.69 xFIP; 3.21 K/BB

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Marlins: Justin Nicolino (R): 5.06 ERA, 6.63 FIP, 5.18 xFIP; 1.43 K/BB

Miami Marlins:

  1. Dee Gordon, 2B
  2. Giancarlo Stanton, RF
  3. Christian Yelich, CF
  4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
  5. J.T. Realmuto, C
  6. Martin Prado, 3B
  7. Tyler Moore, 1B
  8. JT Riddle, SS
  9. Justin Nicolino, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.