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Pre-Gamin’: Reds at Cubs (2:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Well, here we are: the final game of the regular season.


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And although it was a bumpy road, the Cubs wound up with yet another 90-win season, an NL Central title, and, most importantly, a shot at defending their World Series Championship. But, damn, it sure wasn’t easy. There were a litany of injuries, more than the desirable number of off-field distractions (where’s Miguel Montero?), and plenty of doubts throughout (the Cubs were below .500 at the All-Star break for Pete’s sake).

But again, can you complain?

At the end of the day, the Cubs did what needed to be done … and they also picked up a young cost-controlled starting pitcher along the way. In that respect, this season was pretty much perfect. Shrug.

Let’s get through this game healthy and I’ll see you all in the postseason.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (92-69) at Cincinnati Reds (67-94) – 2:20 CT on WGN, 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: Mike Montgomery (L): 3.45 ERA, 4.12 FIP, 4.38 xFIP; 1.78 K/BB

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Reds: Deck McGuire (R): 4.15 ERA, 3.61 FIP, 5.00 xFIP; 4.50 K/BB

Cincinnati Reds:

  1. Billy Hamilton, CF
  2. Zack Cozart, SS
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Adam Duvall, LF
  5. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
  6. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  7. Phillip Ervin, RF
  8. Tucker Barnhart, C
  9. Deck McGuire, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Jon Jay, CF
  4. Ben Zobrist, LF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Javy Baez, 2B
  9. Mike Montgomery, 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.