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Pre-NLDS-Gamin’: Nationals at Cubs (3:08 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

I’m a little antsy today.

I know the Cubs split in Washington and are facing a (possibly? maybe?) not 100% Max Scherzer, but the frustration of a late-loss Saturday and a long Cubs-less Sunday is getting to me – even with an early game this afternoon.


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Indeed, the Cubs are facing Max Scherzer later today, after he was pushed back to Game 3 with hamstring issues dating back to his last start of the regular season. Word is he’s ready to go and was “skipping around” yesterday, but even if he’s thinking about that landing leg too much, the Cubs might get a the tiniest advantage. We’ll see.

Of course, Jose Quintana is squaring up against him and he’s been quite dominate in the second-half and especially in September, as we discussed earlier. Hopefully, he picks back up exactly where he left off in his postseason debut at Wrigley Field.

Win today and you can clinch it at Wrigley tomorrow – lose, and, well, tomorrow becomes a lot more scary.

Game Info

Washington Nationals (1-1) at Chicago Cubs (1-1) – 3:00 CT on TBS, 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: Jose Quintana (L): 4.15 ERA, 3.68 FIP, 3.73 xFIP; 3.39 K/BB

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Nationals: Max Scherzer (R): 2.51 ERA, 2.90 FIP, 3.28 xFIP; 4.87 K/BB

Washington Nationals:

  1. Trea Turner, SS
  2. Bryce Harper, RF
  3. Anthony Rendon, 3B
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  5. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
  6. Jayson Werth, LF
  7. Matt Wieters, C
  8. Michael Taylor, CF
  9. Max Scherzer, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Willson Contreras, C
  5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. Jose Quintana, 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.