Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Okay, can we play some baseball now? Thanks.

In his last start, Tyler Chatwood managed to strike out seven batters and walk just one over five innings, but was lit up on the board for nine hits and five earned runs.

WITH THAT SAID, he was’t getting hit hard at all (17.7% hard-hit rate) and he kept it on the ground (47.1%) – so it’s hard to know what exactly was going on. I was at that game, and it was hard to tell from the stands, but Chatwood sure looked like he simply ran into a lot of bad luck. Hopefully, with some extra rest, he can prove that this evening.

Starting opposite Chatwood is Adam Wainwright. By now, Cubs fans are familiar with Wainwright, whom they’ve seen a lot of in recent years, though it’s worth pointing out that he has pretty strong lefty/righty splits. Perhaps that’ll provide the perfect soft-landing for Anthony Rizzo in his return to the lineup.

Apologies for the relatively abbreviated Pre-Gamin’ today, but I’ve got one foot out the door on my way to visit my brand new nephew for the first time! Peace. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (7-7) at St. Louis Cardinals (9-7) – 7:05 CT on NBC Sports Chicago, 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: Tyler Chatwood (R): 4.91 ERA, 4.12 FIP; 1.57 K/BB

    versus

    Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (R): 5.06 ERA, 5.31 FIP; 1.75 K/BB

    St. Louis Cardinals Lineup:

    1. Dexter Fowler, RF
    2. Tommy Pham, CF
    3. Matt Carpenter, 2B
    4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
    5. Jose Martinez, 1B
    6. Yadier Molina, C
    7. Jaime Garcia, 3B
    8. Paul DeJong, SS
    9. Adam Wainwright, P

    Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

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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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