Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Orioles (12:35) CT – Lineups, Broadcast, Game Thread

The Cubs’ new, young, cost-controlled starter, Jose Quintana, is making his Cubbie debut this afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles.

We’ve discussed his acquisition to death, but even now I have a hard time believing the Cubs actually pulled this sort of trade off (and without dipping into their Major League roster to boot).

Hopefully, today’s start goes well though:

I kid, of course. We’re all winners.

Quintana’s last start came against the Rockies just before the break. In that one, he lasted 5.1 innings and gave up three earned runs on a homer and five hits. Oh, and he struck out ten batters and walked just two. *Fire emoji*

Brett discussed the opposing starter, Ubaldo Jimenez, earlier today in the lineup post, so we’ll just look at his last start, too. In 5.0 innings against the Twins, Jimenez gave four earned runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out just three in that start. Hopefully, the Cubs do something similar to him today.

Let’s go! Get that sweep, Cubbies!

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (45-45) at Baltimore Orioles (42-48) – 12:35 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 lives here.
  • Starting Pitchers

    Cubs: Jose Quintana (L): 4.49 ERA, 4.01 FIP, 4.13 xFIP; 2.73 K/BB

    versus

    Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (L): 6.67 ERA, 5.96 FIP, 4.97 xFIP; 1.71 K/BB

    Baltimore Orioles:

    1. Adam Jones, CF
    2. Manny Machado, 3B
    3. Jonathan Schoop, SS
    4. Mark Trumbo, DH
    5. Chris Davis, 1B
    6. Trey Mancini, LF
    7. Welington Castillo, C
    8. Johnny Giavotella, 2B
    9. Joey Rickard, RF

    Chicago Cubs Lineup:

    1. Ben Zobrist, 2B
    2. Kris Bryant, 3B
    3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
    4. Willson Contreras, C
    5. Kyle Schwarber, DH
    6. Ian Happ, CF
    7. Jason Heyward, RF
    8. Addison Russell, SS
    9. Jon Jay, LF

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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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