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

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

Chicago Cubs

Obviously, the Cubs quest to get back over .500 for the first time this season is the biggest, most important story of the day, but I’ll have my eyes glued on the radar gun when Yu Darvish throws the first pitch this afternoon.

As you’ll recall, Darvish’s last start was his best of the season, but it also came with some newfound velocity as his evening came to an end (99 MPH around pitch 100, to be exact). And then, after the start, he implied that he might throw a little harder overall/throughout the game, with a lesser focus on being fine with each pitch, but I’m not sure he’ll actually do that. I think if you’re throwing in the upper-90s that can obviously be a successful approach, but the question is can he do that for a full start, let alone a full season. We’ll see.

Win today, and you’ll win another series. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (9-9) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (10-10) – Saturday, April 20th at 1:20 CT on ABC-7, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke (R)


Cubs: Yu Darvish (R)

Chicago Cubs:

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

Arizona Diamondbacks:

  1. Jarrod Dyson, CF
  2. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  3. David Peralta, LF
  4. Adam Jones, RF
  5. Christian Walker, 1B
  6. Ketel Marte, 2B
  7. Nick Ahmed, SS
  8. John Ryan Murphy, C
  9. Zack Greinke, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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