Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Braves (6:35 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Braves (6:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Since the Cubs lost at Wrigley Field yesterday, we’ll go with they’re starting a new series today against the Braves, eh?

And starting for the Cubs in this brand new series is Yu Darvish, who comes off the disabled list after dealing with the flu last week. Darvish’s start was all the way back on May 2, when he lasted just 4.1 innings against the Rockies, thanks to three walks and three homers allowed. Indeed, walks have been a bit of an issue for Darvish this season. Hopefully, he has his command tonight.

Starting opposite Darvish is Braves’ righty, Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz has been pretty great this year (3.21 ERA, 3.57 FIP), leaning on a particularly impressive 26.0% strikeout rate. The good news is that he also walks a fair amount of batters and has done a poor job of keeping the ball on the ground. Hopefully, then, the Cubs can grab some extra base runners and knock ’em in with extra-base hits.

Even still, I think tonight’s game is going to come down to Darvish and how successful he is in his return to the mound. So, you know, fingers crossed.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (21-17) at Atlanta Braves (25-15) – 6:35 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, 5.08 FIP; 4.12 K/BB


Braves: Mike Foltynewicz (R): 3.21 ERA, 3.58 FIP; 2.47 K/BB

Atlanta Braves Lineup:

  1. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  2. Ronald Acuña, LF
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Nick Markakis, RF
  5. Kurt Suzuki, C
  6. Ender Inciarte, CF
  7. Jose Bautista, 3B
  8. Johan Camargo, SS
  9. Mike Foltynewicz, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

Author: Michael Cerami

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