Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Rockies (7:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Rockies (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Given how well the Cubs offense has been clicking lately, here’s what I actually want to see (more than anything else) during tonight’s game: a strong, lengthy, solid performance from Yu Darvish with very few walks and a ton of strikeouts.

Of course, given his penchant for allowing balls in the air, Coors is probably not the best environment for Darvish, but if he can muster up some extra strikeouts (like he has throughout his career), he should be just fine. And, hey, the Rockies have been one of the most strikeout-prone teams in baseball this season (24.9 K%, 8th highest in MLB). So he’s got that going for him.

I’d also love to see the Cubs bats feast on a lefty Tyler Anderson, who has strong, traditional splits (.296 wOBA versus lefties, .344 wOBA versus righties).

In fact, given the solid performances for Javy Baez and Albert Almora lately, this matchup couldn’t have come at a better time. They put in their hacks against some right-handers and succeeded, and now they have a chance to hit with the advantage immediately after. That should do plenty for their confidence, and, hopefully, the Cubs bottom line.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (9-8) at Colorado Rockies (11-10) – 7:10 CT on NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Yu Darvish (R): 6.00 ERA, 5.27 FIP; 2.43 K/BB


Rockies: Tyler Anderson (L): 4.74 ERA, 4.87 FIP; 1.75 K/BB

Colorado Rockies Lineup:

  1. D.J. LeMahieu, 2B
  2. Gerardo Parra, RF
  3. Charlie Blackmon, CF
  4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  5. Trevor Story, SS
  6. Ryan McMahon, 1B
  7. Mike Tauchman, LF
  8. Tony Wolters, C
  9. Tyler Anderson, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Albert Almora, CF
  2. Javy Baez, 2B
  3. Kris Bryant, RF
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Ian Happ, LF
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. David Bote, 3B
  9. Yu Darvish, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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