Pre-Gamin': Giants at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Giants at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

In a short while, the San Francisco Giants will take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the first of a three-game weekend set. The Cubs are four games over .500 and 3.5 games out of first place, while the Giants are two games below .500 and just 2.0 games out of first place. #ThatsLife

On the bright side, Kyle Hendricks will be going for the Cubs today, and he’s been mostly great this season. His last start was a relatively short one (5.0 IP), but it wasn’t all that bad overall, and, of course, he combined to pitch 28.2 IP in the four starts prior. I’m guessing he has another long leash and solid start today.

Starting opposite Hendricks is the left-hander Derek Holland, who’s bene crushed by righties this season, which is why Joe Maddon has loaded the lineup with them this afternoon. Holland has had his struggles this season, but has gone at least 6.0 IP in each of his past two games against fairly good teams in Pittsburgh and Colorado. Hopefully, the Cubs can break him of his mini-streak of solid starts and help him get his numbers back where they belong.

Brett is at the game today, presumably out in right field as usual, so if you see him, give him a wave. Otherwise, enjoy the game, and, as always, LET’S GO CUBS!

Game Info

San Francisco Giants (24-26) at Chicago Cubs (25-21) – 1:20 CT on ABC-7, MLBN (out-of-market only), 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R): 3.40 ERA, 4.33 FIP, 4.00 K/BB

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Giants: Derek Holland (L): 4.94 ERA, 4.80 FIP; 2.10 K/BB

San Francisco Giants Lineup:

  1. Gorkys Hernandez, CF
  2. Andrew McCutchen, RF
  3. Buster Posey, C
  4. Brandon Belt, 1B
  5. Evan Longoria, 3B
  6. Brandon Crawford, SS
  7. Mac Williamson, LF
  8. Kelby Tomlinson, 2B
  9. Derek Holland, 2B

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. Albert Almora, CF
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Javy Baez, 2B
  7. Ian Happ, LF
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. Kyle Hendricks, P

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Author: Michael Cerami

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