Pre-Gamin': Pirates v. Cubs (4:45 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

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Pre-Gamin’: Pirates v. Cubs (4:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Chicago Cubs

wrigley field inside featureAlthough today’s Cubs/Pirates game is slated to start approximately now, it won’t actually get off until after the resumed game finishes.

Whenever it does start, Felix Doubront will take on Francisco Liriano.

UPDATE: The game is slated to start at 4:45pm CT now. There’s a little early-season reunion in the lineup, too, with Mike Olt and Junior Lake both drawing starts.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (72-68) at Chicago Cubs (64-77), 4:45 CT on CSN

Game Thread and Series Preview

Game threads now live here in the comments – and with Disqus, they should be even more enjoyable.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Francisco Liriano (3.91 ERA, 3.81 FIP, 3.41 xFIP; 2.22 K/BB)


Felix Doubront (5.56 ERA, 4.98 FIP, 4.76 xFIP; 1.74 K/BB (Red Sox and Cubs))

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup

1. Starling Marte, LF

2. Jordy Mercer, SS

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Neil Walker, 2B

5. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6. Jose Tabata, RF

7. Brent Morel, 3B

8. Chris Stewart, C

9. Francisco Liriano, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Arismendy Alcantara, 2B

2. Javier Baez, SS

3. Jorge Soler, RF

4. Welington Castillo, C

5. Chris Valaika, 3B

6. Mike Olt, 1B

7. Junior Lake, LF

8. Matt Szczur, CF

9. Felix Doubront, 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.