Pre-Gamin': Reds at Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Reds at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ lead in the NL Central has grown to 2.5 games and their magic number has shrunk down to 12. We’re getting close to the final countdown, but we’re not there yet.

You wouldn’t know it based on their performances against Cole Hamels (6.2 IP, 2ER) or Jon Lester (7.0 IP, 0ER), but the Cincinnati Reds are the fourth best offense against southpaws this season:

  1. Astros: 123 wRC+
  2. Yankees: 112 wRC+
  3. Braves: 109 wRC+
  4. Reds: 106 wRC+
  5. Rays: 106 wRC+

And they’ll get another one in Jose Quintana today. Hopefully, the law of averages doesn’t play out before our eyes. And hopefully, by the time we wake up tomorrow, the Cubs magic number will drop down to 10 (#LetsGoCubs, #LetsGoBucs).

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (87-61) vs Cincinnati Reds (63-86) – Sunday, September 16th at 1:20 CT on ABC-7, 670 The Score

Game Thread and Series Preview

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Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jose Quintana (L): 3.97 ERA, 4.41 FIP; 2.08 K/BB


Reds: Luis Castillo (R): 4.66 ERA, 4.40 FIP; 3.59 K/BB

Cincinnati Reds Lineup:

  1. Scott Schebler, RF
  2. Jose Peraza, SS
  3. Joey Votto, 1B
  4. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
  5. Scooter Gennett, 2B
  6. Phillip Ervin, LF
  7. Tucker Barnhart, C
  8. Luis Castillo, P
  9. Billy Hamilton, CF

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  2. Ian Happ, LF
  3. Ben Zobrist, RF
  4. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  5. Victor Caratini, C
  6. David Bote, 3B
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. Jose Quintana, P
  9. Albert Almora, CF

Author: Michael Cerami

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