Pre-Gamin': Brewers at Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Brewers at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Tyler Chatwood, my man. Please keep this going:

Of course, Chatwood is the one who got this party started with a 6.0 IP, 4H, 1ER performance against the Indians in Cleveland.

Unfortunately, he also walked five guys in that start, so while the results were there (1.50 ERA) the peripherals weren’t quite as nice (4.01 FIP). Indeed, command has been the issue for Chatwood all season long, though he has been doing plenty of other stuff well (51.9 GB%, 25% hard-hit rate). So hopefully, he can bring it all together and help get the Cubs a sweep.

The opposing starter, Zach Davies, had a good 2017 season (3.90 ERA, 4.22 FIP), but hasn’t quite put it together here in 2018 (4.45 ERA, 5.19 FIP). His walk rate is elevated (for him) and his strikeout rate remains under 20%, as it has for his entire career. He’s also not getting a ton of grounders right now and has allowed a third-worst in MLB 45.4% hard-hit rate. He’s beatable, Cubs. Now, beat him.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (16-12) at Chicago Cubs (14-10) – 1:20 CT on ABC-7, MLBN (out-of-market only), 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Tyler Chatwood (R): 3.74 ERA, 4.29 FIP; 1.21 K/BB

versus

Brewers: Zach Davies (R): 4.45 ERA, 5.20 FIP; 2.20 K/BB

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup:

  1. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  2. Christian Yelich, LF
  3. Ryan Braun, 1B
  4. Travis Shaw, 3B
  5. Jesus Aguilar, 1B
  6. Jonathan Villar, 2B
  7. Orlando Arcia, SS
  8. Jett Bandy, C
  9. Zach Davies, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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


Author: Michael Cerami

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