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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (12:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Sigh.

The Cubs have already lost this series, so today is all about preventing the sweep and getting back to .500. I don’t have any words of wisdom for you, let’s just hope for a win, eh?


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Jake Arrieta is on the mound this afternoon, though he’s coming off a real clunker in Washington (4.0 IP, 6H, 5ER). He struck out four batters in those four innings, but also walked a ridiculous six. This is just not Jake’s year.

Opposing Arrieta and the Cubs is the bad guy, Tim Adleman. Adleman has not had a good year and hasn’t been on top of his game lately. In fact, he’s allowed NINE home runs in last six games alone. So you can probably expect the Cubs to hit a lot of balls on the ground today.

Who knows – maybe we’ll be surprised.

 

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (40-41) at Cincinnati Reds (35-45) – 12:10 CT on CSN-C, 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: Jake Arrieta (R): 4.67 ERA, 4.16 FIP, 3.91 xFIP; 3.00 K/BB

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Reds: Tim Adleman (R): 4.62 ERA, 5.53 FIP, 4.99 xFIP; 2.19 K/BB

Cincinnati Reds:

  1. Billy Hamilton, CF
  2. Zack Cozart, SS
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Adam Duvall, LF
  5. Scott Schebler, RF
  6. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
  7. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  8. Devin Mesoraco, C
  9. Timothy Adleman, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Jon Jay, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Ian Happ, CF
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. Javy Baez, 2B
  9. Jake Arrieta, 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.