Pre-Gamin': Pirates at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Pirates at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

The Cubs are probably more focused on Cole Hamels getting right after a rough start in Arizona, but I’ll be looking to see if the lefties can hold up their end of the bargain against Jameson Taillon tonight and if Kris Bryant looks good/healthy/strong.

And of course, there’s always the magic number to keep an eye on. The Cubs might not be able to clinch tonight, but if the Brewers lose, they could drop their number down to three with a win. That would bring them awfully close to the end game, which I’m sure they’ll want to reach as soon as possible for rest-related reasons.

So to that end … GO CUBS.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (91-64) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (78-76) – Monday, September 24th at 7:05 CT CT on CSNC, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Cole Hamels (L): 3.90 ERA, 4.57 FIP; 2.84 K/BB

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Pirates: Jameston Taillon (R): 3.24 ERA, 3.42 FIP; 3.88 K/BB

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup:

  1. Adam Frazier, 2B
  2. Pablo Reyes, RF
  3. Josh Bell, 1B
  4. Francisco Cervelli, C
  5. Corey Dickerson, LF
  6. Jose Osuna, 3B
  7. Jordan Luplow, CF
  8. Kevin Newman, SS
  9. Jameson Taillon, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  2. Ben Zobrist, RF
  3. Javy Baez, SS
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  6. Kris Bryant, 3B
  7. Jason Heyward, CF
  8. Cole Hamels, P
  9. Victor Caratini, C

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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.