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

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

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ damage in the third inning (5H, 2B, 3B, 2BBs and 6 earned runs) was enough to put away the Mets last night, which means we’re off to a good start on this long home series against New York. But with Jacob deGrom looming on Sunday, I’d love to secure at least another win over these next two games, so there’s a little less pressure on the finale.

And to that end, the Cubs have Yu Darvish going for them today and Jason Vargas on the other mound. Vargas wasn’t great his last time out (4.0 IP, 1H, 2ER, 3BB, 4Ks), but he tossed a quality start against the Yankees in New York in the start before that, 9.0 scoreless innings against the Giants in the start before that, and 7.0 innings of 1-run baseball against the Dodgers in Los Angeles in the start before THAT. So, basically … yeah, he’s faced some good teams in their home ballparks recently, and has mostly come out on top. Good luck Cubs. Try not to suck.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (41-33) vs. New York Mets (35-40) – Friday, June 21st at 1:10 CT on NBC Sports Chicago, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Mets: Jason Vargas (L)

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Cubs: Yu Darvish (R)

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, RF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Javy Baez, SS
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. David Bote, 3B
  7. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  8. Yu Darvish, P
  9. Addison Russell, 2B

New York Mets:

  1. Jeff McNeil, LF
  2. Pete Alonso, 1B
  3. Robinson Cano, 2B
  4. Michael Conforto, RF
  5. J.D. Davis, 3B
  6. Dominic Smith, LF
  7. Adeiny Hechavarría, SS
  8. Tomas Nido, C
  9. Jason Vargas, P

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Author: Michael Cerami

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