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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Diamondbacks (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

In a rematch of the August 1st contest at Wrigley Field, lefties Jon Lester and Patrick Corbin will face each other once again, but this time at Chase Field.


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If you recall, both pitchers had really short outings that day (there was just a combined seven innings pitched between them), but Lester definitely had the better overall game (his 12 combined strikeouts and walks in just four innings pushed the pitch count up quickly).

And Corbin allowed a (tied for his) season high 10 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), and three homers (including one to Jon Lester – his first!) before leaving after the third. The Cubs ultimately scored 16 runs that day, so you’d love to see them get the early jump on Corbin again and secure the series victory tonight. That way they can have a nice low-pressure Sunday contest with Jake on the mound tomorrow.

Oh, it’s also my nephew’s first birthday today, and I totally bought him a Cubs hat. Start them early and often, my friends.


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Game Info

Chicago Cubs (60-54) at Arizona Diamondbacks (64-51) – 7:10 CT on WGN, 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.

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 3.97 ERA, 3.80 FIP, 3.59 xFIP; 3.40 K/BB

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D-Backs: Patrick Corbin (L): 4.76 ERA, 4.37 FIP, 3.87 xFIP; 3.21 K/BB

Arizona Diamondbacks:

  1. David Peralta, LF
  2. Adam Rosales, 3B
  3. A.J. Pollock, CF
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  5. J.D. Marintez, RF
  6. Ketel Marte, SS
  7. Brandon Druru, 2B
  8. Jeff Mathis, C
  9. Patrick Corbin, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Ian Happ, 2B
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Javy Baez, SS
  8. Alex Avila, C
  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.