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

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

Chicago Cubs

Well, it may not be the postseason, but it sure feels like the playoffs are starting today, doesn’t it? With a magic number of 3, the Cubs can sweep the Cardinals and head straight to the NLDS. Ideally, however, the Cubs win and Brewers lose today so the Cubs can have an active clinch with a win on the field tomorrow. One step at a time, but you might as well put your dreams out there, right?

Adam Wainwright is starting for the Cardinals today in *what could be* his final start in a Cardinals uniform, according to MLB.com. If the Cubs – of all teams – were to beat him in his final game, it would be very sweet (kinda like Hawk’s last game). I do worry, however, that Wainwright might leave it all out there, so to speak, if it’s really his last game, so hopefully he doesn’t get any sort of adrenaline boost before this afternoon’s first pitch.

Meanwhile, Kyle Hendricks is starting for the Cubs and has been very good throughout the second half of the season. This feels like the most winnable game of the series, so you hope Hendricks has his good stuff working early and often.

Let’s go Cubs!

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (93-66) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (87-72) – Friday, September 28th at 1:20  CT on ABC-7, ESPN, 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)3.49 ERA, 3.77 FIP; 3.79 K/BB

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Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (R): 4.08 ERA, 4.37 FIP; 4.50 K/BB

St. Louis Cardinals Lineup:

  1. Matt Carpenter, 1B
  2. Jose Martinez, RF
  3. Paul DeJong, SS
  4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
  5. Jedd Gyorko, 3B
  6. Yadier Molina, C
  7. Kolton Wong, 2B
  8. Harrison Bader, CF
  9. Adam Wainwright, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  2. Ben Zobrist, RF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Javy Baez, SS
  5. Jason Heyward, CF
  6. Kris Bryant, LF
  7. Willson Contreras, C
  8. Kyle Hendricks, P
  9. David Bote, 3B


Author: Michael Cerami

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