Pre-Gamin': White Sox at Cubs (2:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: White Sox at Cubs (2:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Oh, baby! It’s a preview of the Cross-Town Classic Battle Royale Challenge Whatever They Call It Nowadays Cup! Woo! All kidding aside, the Cubs are hosting the White Sox at Sloan Park this afternoon, with a pretty good pitching matchup between Jon Lester and Lucas Giolito.

Good day to be at the ballpark.

The White Sox lineup features the newly extended Yoan Moncada, the popular Tim Anderson, the slightly past his prime, but still good Jose Abreu, the big free agents Yasmani Grandal and Edwin Encarnacion, the former Cub Eloy Jimenez, the #3 prospect in baseball Luis Robert, and uhm … Luery Garcia and Adam Engel. That’s one heck of a big-name lineup for the Sox.

Meanwhile, Nico Hoerner is leading things off for the Cubs today, and he’ll be followed by Kyle Schwarber, and Willson Contreras, who’s DHing, as Victor Caratini sets up behind the plate. Daniel Descalso is also in the lineup today, and continues to move around the diamond defensively (1B).

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago White Sox (7-5) at Chicago Cubs (5-8) – Friday, March 6th at 2:05 CT on Marquee Sports Network (if you get it!), WGN Radio, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

White Sox: Lucas Giolito (R)


Cubs: Jon Lester (L)

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Nico Hoerner, 2B
  2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  3. Willson Contreras, DH
  4. Jason Heyward, RF
  5. Victor Caratini, C
  6. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  7. David Bote, 3B
  8. Daniel Descalso, 1B
  9. Hernan Perez, SS

Chicago White Sox:

  1. Yoan Moncada, 3B
  2. Tim Anderson, SS
  3. Jose Abreu, 1B
  4. Yasmani Grandal, C
  5. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
  6. Eloy Jimenez, LF
  7. Luis Robert, CF
  8. Leury Garcia, 2B
  9. Adam Engel, RF

Author: Michael Cerami

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