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

Kyle Hendricks second game back from the disabled list feels rather significant.

While the Cubs have been trending in the right direction lately and the Brewers the opposite, the bad guys won one last night and could take over first tonight. Hopefully, the Cubs bounce back like they’ve done after dropping the first game in each of their past two series, and head into tomorrow with a chance to win their fifth straight series in the second half.

Hendricks last start against the White Sox wasn’t bad in terms of results (1 earned run). And he didn’t walk anyone while striking out five, but he lasted just 4.1 innings, allowed eight hits, and flashed even lower velocity than usual. Obviously, a ramp up phase was expected, but here’s to hoping he back to 100% for tonight’s start.

Junior Guerra is on the mound for the Brewers, and although he’s a righty, he’s been pretty split neutral for his career and season. He’s also not had a ton of success this year, but as we’ve seen many times over this season, that doesn’t always matter. Let’s just sit back and see if the Cubs can get it done.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (54-48) at Milwaukee Brewers (55-50) – 6:10 CT on WGN, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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

    Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R): 3.95 ERA, 4.27 FIP, 3.91 xFIP; 2.67 K/BB

    versus

    Brewers: Junior Guerra (R): 5.22 ERA, 7.12 FIP, 5.92 xFIP; 1.31 K/BB

    Milwaukee Brewers:

    1. Eric Sogard, 2B
    2. Eric Thames, 1B
    3. Ryan Braun, LF
    4. Travis Shaw, 3B
    5. Hernan Perez, RF
    6. Manny Pina, C
    7. Lewis Brinson, CF
    8. Orlando Arcia, SS
    9. Junior Guerra, P

    Chicago Cubs Lineup:

    1. Ben Zobrist, 2B
    2. Kris Bryant, 3B
    3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
    4. Willson Contreras, C
    5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
    6. Ian Happ, CF
    7. Jason Heyward, RF
    8. Javy Baez, SS
    9. Kyle Hendricks, P

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