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

You know, it’s funny. When I drafted Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana in my fantasy baseball draft at the beginning of the year, I thought I was straight up stealing top of the rotation (not aces, but top of the rotation nonetheless) starters in relatively late rounds. But so far, both have struggled significantly.

Yesterday, Quintana let the game get out of hand almost immediately, so today Hendricks is tasked with salvaging this two-game series. It won’t save my fantasy season, but the Cubs still have time!

With all of that said, Hendricks has actually been pretty good lately. His last time out was a two-run, 6.0 IP start against the Nationals, featuring a continued trend of walking nobody and striking out plenty. Indeed, since the start of July, Hendricks has walked just five batters while striking out 45 in 46.2 IP. That’s really, really good. He’s also managed contact quite well during this stretch and is even getting grounders at a more familiar rate (47.0%). As a matter of fact … fingers crossed … this looks like an entirely different Hendricks – at least compared to the beginning of the season.

Here’s hoping it continues long enough for the Cubs to win today.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (68-50) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (68-54) – Wednesday, August 15th at 1:20 CT on WGN, MLBN, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R): 4.02 ERA, 4.26 FIP; 3.38 K/BB


Brewers: Junior Guerra (R): 3.40 ERA, 4.30 FIP; 2.33 K/BB

Milwaukee Brewers:

  1. Christian Yelich, RF
  2. Lorenzo Cain, CF
  3. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  4. Ryan Braun, LF
  5. Travis Shaw, 2B
  6. Jonathan Schoop, SS
  7. Erik Thames, 1B
  8. Manny Pina, C
  9. Junior Guerra, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Javier Baez, 2B
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. David Bote, 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Willson Contreras, C
  8. Kyle Hendricks, P
  9. Addison Russell, SS

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Author: Michael Cerami

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