Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

How is everyone adjusting to the reality of the 2017 Chicago Cubs?

I say that because part of me really thought that five-game winning streak against the Cardinals/Marlins was the start of the next chapter this season, but then they dropped the last game against the Marlins, three out of four against the Rockies, and the first against the Mets. They just can’t seem to find a foot hole and take off.

That’s probably also why tonight’s lineup is like nothing we’ve really seen from a Joe Maddon-led Cubs’ team. Anthony Rizzo is leading off, Jason Heyward is hitting cleanup, and Ian Happ is batting second. Plus, there’s no Javy Baez in there with Jon Lester on the mound. Everything is just slightly “off” right now, and the Cubs are far from where they want to be.  Something’s gotta give.

Hopefully, Jon Lester bounces back from three straight, eh hem, less than stellar starts, and Zack Wheeler doesn’t have one of his best starts of the season like Jacob deGrom did last night.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (31-32) at New York Mets (29-33) – 6:10 CT on ABC-7, 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.

  • The Series Preview lives here.
  • The Lineup Discussion is here.
  • Starting Pitchers

    Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 4.13 ERA, 3.71 FIP, 3.69 xFIP; 2.81 K/BB

    versus

    Mets: Zack Wheeler (R): 3.45 ERA, 3.90 FIP, 4.08 xFIP; 2.15 K/BB

    New York Mets:

    1. Juan Lagares, CF
    2. Wilmer Flores, 3B
    3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
    4. Jay Bruce, RF
    5. Neil Walker, 2B
    6. Lucas Duda, 1B
    7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
    8. Jose Reyes, SS
    9. Zack Wheeler, P

    Chicago Cubs Lineup:

    1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
    2. Ian Happ, 2B
    3. Kris Bryant, 3B
    4. Jason Heyward, RF
    5. Addison Russell, SS
    6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
    7. Willson Contreras, C
    8. Jon Lester, P
    9. Albert Almora Jr., CF

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    Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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