Pre-Gamin': Mets at Cubs (1:30 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Mets at Cubs (1:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Not a lot of run up before game number two, so I’ll have to make this Pre-Gamin’ brief.

After wrapping up last night’s game earlier today, the Chicago Cubs have won a new season-high seven consecutive contests – and they did so by “beating” Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard and securing another series win. Nice. Now they get the much more beatable challenger, Jason Vargas, but they’ll do so without Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Daniel Murphy, Javier Baez, or Jason Heyward in the lineup and with Alec Mills on the mound making just his second big league start. Of course, if it’s anything like his first big league start, the Cubs should be just fine (5.2 IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 8Ks).

Starting opposite Mills, as I mentioned, is Jason Vargas and his 6.96 ERA. But while h is a beatable pitcher, Vargas hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in three straight starts. Moreover, he just struck out eight Nationals without walking a single batter and allowing just 3 hits and no earned runs over 6.0 innings pitched. In other words, he’s still a Major Leaguer, yo.

But the Cubs will go for their 8th straight win nonetheless, and I’d just love to see them do it.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (78-53) vs. New York Mets (58-74) – Wednesday, August 29th at 1:30 CT on CSN, MLBN, 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: Alec Mills (L): 1.17 ERA, 0.94 FIP; 10.00 K/BB

versus

Mets: Jason Vargas (L): 6.96* ERA, 5.47 FIP; 2.39 K/BB

New York Mets:

  1. Amed Rosario, SS
  2. Jeff McNeil, 2B
  3. Austin Jackson, CF
  4. Jay Bruce, 1B
  5. Michael Conforto, LF
  6. Todd Frazier, 3B
  7. Brandon Nimmo, RF
  8. Kevin Plawecki, C
  9. Jason Vargas, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Albert Almora, CF
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. David Bote, SS
  6. Willson Contreras, C
  7. Tommy La Stella, 3B
  8. Alec Mills, P
  9. Ian Happ, RF

*Nice



Author: Michael Cerami

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