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

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

Chicago Cubs

If the Cubs don’t want to go down 3-1 in this season series against the Indians, they better win tonight. Then again, if that happens, I’m pretty sure they’ll be fine in the final three games of the series.

Jon Lester takes the mound tonight, coming off one of his best starts of the year, when he flashed the kind of good pitcher he can still be in his mid-30s: own both sides of the plate, limit hard contact, get ground balls, no walks. More of that, please.

On the other bump is 26-year-old righty Adam Plutko, who’s been pitching very well at AAA this year (after stinking there last year), and had one good start against the Blue Jays earlier this year. May the Cubs please and thanks give him some things that he’ll have to adjust to in his next start.

Game Info

Cleveland Indians (23-23) at Chicago Cubs (25-20) – 7:05 CT on NBC Sports Chicago, MLBN, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 2.52 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 2.10 K/BB


Indians: Adam Plutko (R): 3.68 ERA, 6.79 FIP, 6.00 K/BB (one start)

Cleveland Indians Lineup:

  1. Francisco Lindor, SS
  2. Michael Brantley, LF
  3. Jose Ramirez, 3B
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  5. Melky Cabrera, RF
  6. Yan Gomes, C
  7. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  8. Rajai Davis, CF
  9. Adam Plutko, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.