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

Chicago Cubs

I’m very happy the Cubs won their game last night, because now they can head into today’s finale with a whole lot less pressure. Obviously, a series win is still the goal, but you’ve just got to feel better with a guaranteed series split when Aaron Nola is taking the mound.

Now, with that said, I know that Nola hasn’t been himself this year, but we’re still talking about one of the better pitchers in baseball, who’s still only 25 years old and has a few seasons of high-level success under his belt already. I wouldn’t bet on him finishing the season as poorly as he’s pitching now, so let’s just hope the resurgence doesn’t start today.

Jon Lester, meanwhile, is coming off his worst start of the season, but he always seems to have one of those really tough ones among a stream of great games. I’m ready to see him bounce back and for the Kris Bryant-less Cubs to take this series against a good team. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (29-18) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-21) – Thursday, May 23rd at 1:20 CT on ABC-7, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Phillies: Aaron Nola (R)


Cubs: Jon Lester (L)

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Javier Baez, SS
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Willson Contreras, C
  5. Jason Heyward, RF
  6. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  7. Daniel Descalso, 2B
  8. Jon Lester, P
  9. David Bote, 3B

Philadelphia Phillies:

  1. Andrew McCutchen, LF
  2. Jean Segura, SS
  3. Bryce Harper, RF
  4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
  5. J.T. Realmuto, C
  6. Scott Kingery, 2B
  7. Odubel Herrera, CF
  8. Sean Rodriguez, 3B
  9. Aaron Nola, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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