Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Reds (8:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (8:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Well, there’s no game tomorrow, but with an 8:05 CT start time tonight, at least there’s fewer hours between games than normal, right?

This evening, Jon Lester and the Cubs are heading to Goodyear Ballpark to take on Robert Stephenson and the Reds. Which means, even without Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in the lineup, you should expect no fewer than 10-15 homers.

Ian Happ leads off tonight, and he’s followed by plenty of young guys: Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras, Addison Russell, and Albert Almora. Victor Caratini bridges the gap between regulars and fill-ins, and he’s followed by Mike Freeman and Ryan Court.

Jon Lester is batting for himself tonight, in what will be his second to last start before the season.

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  1. Ian Happ, CF
  2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  3. Willson Contreras, C
  4. Addison Russell, SS
  5. Albert Almora, RF
  6. Victor Caratini, 1B
  7. Mike Freeman, 2B
  8. Ryan Court, 3B
  9. Jon Lester, P

Pitcher: Jon Lester

  1. Phillip Ervin, CF
  2. Phil Gosselin, 3B
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Devin Mesoraco, C
  5. Scooter Gennett, DH
  6. Jose Peraza, SS
  7. Jesse Winker, RF
  8. Rosell Herrera, LF
  9. Cliff Pennington, 2B

Pitcher: Robert Stephenson

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami