Pre-Gamin': Brewers at Cubs (7:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are back at Wrigley Field tonight, and although Kris Bryant isn’t in the lineup, he is reportedly taking batting practice, which is a really good sign.

As we discussed earlier, Tommy La Stella will take his place at third base, as part of many lineup changes, including Willson Contreras getting a breather behind the plate. Meanwhile Kyle Schwarber is moving way up and Javy Baez is “down” to third.

Kyle Hendricks will be looking to get his season cooking, because until now he’s been pretty mediocre (though he did strike out six and walk none his last time out). He’ll face a lineup without a hot Eric Thames, but with plenty of fire power up top.

Starting opposite Hendricks is Brewers righty Chase Anderson. Anderson, like so many other right-handers the Cubs have seen this season, has fairly extreme reverse splits for his career. Hopefully, then, guys like Albert Almora and Javy Baez can do some damage in Bryant’s absence.

I’ll be at this one tonight, so I’ll see you there.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (16-9) at Chicago Cubs (11-10) – 7:05 CT on NBC Sports Chicago+, MLBN (out-of-market only), 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R): 4.09 ERA, 5.64 FIP; 2.71 K/BB


Brewers: Chase Anderson (R): 3.25 ERA, 5.90 FIP; 2.33 K/BB

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup:

  1. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  2. Christian Yelich, LF
  3. Ryan Braun, 1B
  4. Travis Shaw, 3B
  5. Domingo Santana, RF
  6. Jonathan Villar, 2B
  7. Orlando Arcia, SS
  8. Jett Bandy, C
  9. Chase Anderson, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  3. Javy Baez, 2B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Tommy La Stella, 3B
  6. Victor Caratini, C
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. Jason Heyward, RF
  9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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