Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Reds (6:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Anybody else prepping for another monster performance from Kris Bryant against the Reds?

https://twitter.com/NBCSChicago/status/997505330216087553

For all of his dominance against the Reds (career .302/.390/.593 slash line), it’s worth pointing out that his numbers at Great American Ballpark are slightly less impressive: .278/.360/.491. They’re still good, mind you, but definitely beneath the high bar Bryant has set for himself (both in general and against the Reds).

Separately, here’s something I didn’t realize: Since the start of the 2014 season, Homer Bailey has faced the Chicago Cubs just two times. So there’s not much of a sample for tonight’s hitters (except Rizzo, who seems like he’s in a good position to make some noise):

Zobrist: 1-2
Bryant: 0-4
Rizzo: 9-22
Contreras: 0-0
Russell: 0-0
Schwarber: 1-3
Baez: 0-4
Happ: 0-4

Altogether, Bryant, Baez, and Happ are a combined 0-12 against Bailey. So … hopefully that changes tonight. First pitch is at 6:10. See you there.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (22-18) at Cincinnati Reds (15-29) – 6:10 CT on NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 2.66 ERA, 4.55 FIP; 1.80 K/BB

versus

Reds: Homer Bailey (R): 5.59 ERA, 6.16 FIP; 1.93 K/BB

Cincinnati Reds Lineup:

  1. Jose Peraza, SS
  2. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  3. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
  4. Joey Votto, 1B
  5. Adam Duvall, LF
  6. Jesse Winker, RF
  7. Tucker Barnhart, C
  8. Homer Bailey, P
  9. Billy Hamilton, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Willson Contreras, C
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Javier Baez, 2B
  8. Ian Happ, LF
  9. Jon Lester, P


Author: Michael Cerami

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