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

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

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have finally (mercifully) returned from their opening-season road trip to open up Wrigley Field. Hopefully, now that they’re home, the winning can begin.

Jon Lester is getting the ball today (he got the season opener and the home opener, which is cool) and he’s had two effective starts so far. It hasn’t been all roses and sunshine – 5 walks and 3 homers allowed already – but he’s found a way to put the Cubs in a position to win both times. That’s all you can ask for.

Let’s hope he’s up to the task one more time today. And GO CUBS.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (5-3) at Chicago Cubs (2-7) – Monday, April 8th at 1:20 CT on ABC-7, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: James Taillon (R): 3.46 ERA, 4.06 FIP; 4.50 KBB

versus

Cubs: Jon Lester (L): 3.00 ERA, 5.82 FIP; 2.00 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. Jason Heyward, CF
  9. Jon Lester, P

Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup:

  1. Adam Frazier, 2B
  2. Starling Marte, CF
  3. Francisco Cervelli, C
  4. Josh Bell, 1B
  5. Jung Ho Kang, 3B
  6. Melky Cabrera, RF
  7. Pablo Reyes, LF
  8. Kevin Newman, SS
  9. James Taillon, P


Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami