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

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

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have already passed this “test,” by winning their tough series against the Dodgers with a Game 2 victory last night. But now, they have a chance to make a bit of a statement with a sweep.

And make no mistake – home field advantage or not – sweeping these Dodgers at this point in time, given the way the Cubs season started, would feel indescribably good. And doing it with a healthy Jon Lester on the mound in his first start back from the IL? Oh baby. WANT.

Speaking of which, Lester will probably not have the longest leash today (I believe he’ll be held to roughly 75 pitches), so the bullpen will be turned to sooner than usual. Depending on how early that exit comes, we might even see Tyler Chatwood step in for an extending outing, as we was originally slated to fill in today anyway.

GO Cubs. Go sweep.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (12-10) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (15-11) – Thursday, April 25th at 1:20 CT on CSC, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Dodgers: Ross Stripling (R)

versus

Cubs: Jon Lester (L)

Chicago Cubs:

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

Los Angeles Dodgers:

  1. Enrique Hernandez, 2B
  2. Justin Turner, 3B
  3. David Freese, 1B
  4. Cody Bellinger, RF
  5. A.J. Pollock, CF
  6. Alex Verdugo, LF
  7. Chris Taylor, SS
  8. Rocky Gale, C
  9. Ross Stripling, 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