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

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

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With all that’s been going on today, I almost completely forgot to do this Pre-Gamin’ post. I mean, seriously, this was all after 2:00 CT:

But here we are, with just enough time to spare before the game.

Kyle Hendricks is starting for the Cubs tonight and he’s been much better here lately than I think many of us realized. Here’s a snippet of something from that post:

That’s 51 strikeouts and six walks in 47.2 innings pitched. With just under 200 batters faced, we’re talking about a 25.6% strikeout rate and 3.0% walk rate. Had Hendricks kept this over the entire season, his strikeout rate would rank among the top 18 and his walk rate would be the best in baseball. Put another way, that 8.5 K/BB ratio would be the best in all of MLB.

Hopefully, he keep it up tonight and the Cubs kick this very long stretch off on a positive note. Jordan Zimmerman is starting for the Tigers, Tommy La Stella is the designated hitter, Addison Russell has been scratched, and Daniel Murphy is … not in the house yet.

Go Cubs!


Game Info

Chicago Cubs (71-52) at Detroit Tigers (51-74) – Tuesday, August 21st at 6:10 CT on CSN-C, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun today.

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R): 4.11 ERA, 4.15 FIP; 3.42 K/BB


Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann (R): 4.36 ERA, 4.29 FIP; 4.88 K/BB

Detroit Tigers:

  1. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS
  3. Nicholas Castellanos, RF
  4. Niko Goodrum, 2B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Jim Adduci, 1B
  7. Mikie Mahtook, LF
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Victor Reyes, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Javy Baez, SS
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. David Bote, 3B
  8. Willson Contreras, C
  9. Tommy La Stella, DH

Author: Michael Cerami

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