Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Brewers (1:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thead

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thead

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have won eight of their first ten games against the Brewers this season, so even if they lose this afternoon, they’ve more than done their job so far.

HOWEVA, a win would not only get them back into first place, it would also provide some much needed peace of mind over the next 48 hours without any baseball (day game today, off-day tomorrow, night game on Friday … woof) as we await the Cardinals series. A loss, however, well … it’ll just be rough.

Fortunately, the Cubs have Mike Montgomery going this afternoon and he’s been really fantastic in place of Yu Darvish this season. Hopefully, he can keep that up for a little while longer.

Meanwhile, Jhoulys Chacin is starting for the Brewers today, and he’s been absolutely brutal on right-handers this season, which is probably why Joe Maddon has loaded the lineup with lefties and reverse split guys. So I guess … if Jason Heyward can also keep banging the ball around that’d be swell too.

Let’s get that series win, Cubs. We’ll need it.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (38-26) at Milwaukee Brewers (40-27) – 1:10 CT on WGN, 670 The Score

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Mike Montgomery (L): 3.56 ERA, 3.82 FIP; 4.27 K/BB


Brewers: Jhoulys Chacin (R): 3.58 ERA, 3.98 FIP; 1.90 K/BB

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup:

  1. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  2. Christian Yelich, RF
  3. Ryan Braun, LF
  4. Jesus Aguilar, 1B
  5. Travis Shaw, 3B
  6. Hernan Perez, 2B
  7. Erik Kratz, C
  8. Orlando Arcia, SS
  9. Jhoulys Chacin, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Tommy La Stella, 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Ian Happ, CF
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Javy Baez, SS
  8. Chris Gimenez, C
  9. Mike Montgomery, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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