Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Braves (6:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Braves (6:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs need a “stopper” today … four games into the regular season … but who better than Jon Lester, right? The 35-year old left-hander probably doesn’t have the stuff of his early career, but he’s proven capable of getting the job done. That’s exactly what the Cubs need tonight.

Of course, I am also expecting a nice offensive performance from this lineup. The Cubs overloaded Julio Teheran with lefties, six if you count Jon Lester, which has been Teheran’s weakness in the past. Hopefully, they can give Lester – and the bullpen – a nice cushy lead to take the pressure off and, maybe even, I don’t know, have a little fun.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (1-3) at Atlanta Braves (1-3) – Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:20 CT on WGN, ESPN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Julio Teheran (L): 5.40 ERA, 3.91 FIP; 3.50 K/BB


Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 3.00 ERA, 5.07 FIP; 1.50 K/BB

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

Atlanta Braves Lineup:

  1. Ozzie Albies, 2B
  2. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Ronald Acuna, CF
  5. Nick Markakis, RF
  6. Johan Camargo, LF
  7. Tyler Flowers, C
  8. Dansby Swanson, SS
  9. Julio Teheran, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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