Pre-Gamin': Brewers v. Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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Pre-Gamin’: Brewers v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Chicago Cubs

wrigley field from right bleachersThe home opener is finally here, and apparently there’s going to be reasonably nice weather for those in attendance. Wrigley Field in April is a dicey proposition, but it’s still Wrigley Field.

Speaking of the weather, the wind is apparently howling out right now, which could make things interesting. Today’s starter, Edwin Jackson, isn’t really a groundball pitcher (though at least he’s not an extreme flyball guy), so hopefully he can keep ’em out of the wind.

As for the Cubs, maybe the strong breeze will be what their bats need to turn some of those warning track shots into homers. Brent Lillibridge is back in the lineup after a couple days off in favor of Alberto Gonzalez.

Also back: Ryan Braun, for the Brewers. He’s been dealing with a sore neck, but he probably didn’t want to miss the opportunity to hit some long flyballs at Wrigley today.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (1-5) at Chicago Cubs (2-4), 1:20 CT on WGN.

Game Thread and Series Preview

The Game Thread lives here. You should participate in the madness. And, of course, for those who aren’t into message board-style game threads, please feel free to use the comments on this post for your in-game commentary/outbursts.

The Series Preview for this series lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Marco Estrada (0-0, 7.20 ERA, 1.800 WHIP)


Edwin Jackson (0-1, 3.60 ERA, 0.800 WHIP)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Norichika Aoki, RF

2. Carlos Gomez, CF

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Rickie Weeks, 2B

5. Jonathan Lucroy, C

6. Alex Gonzalez, SS

7. Martin Maldonado, 1B

8. Yuniesky Betancourt, 3B

9. Marco Estrada, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Nate Schierholtz, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Luis Valbuena, 3B

8. Brent Lillibridge, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.