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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Royals (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Yu Darvish’s first start of the season wasn’t much to write home over (4.0 IP, 6H, 3ER, 0BB, 5Ks), but he followed that up with a scoreless two-hit performance over 6.0 innings against the Pirates in his second start of 2020 – 7Ks, 1BB (his only walk of the year so far).

This is also his first start on the road this season, and opposite of Kyle Hendricks, Darvish got far better results away from Wrigley last year (3.09 ERA) than he did in Chicago (4.96 ERA). Hopefully, that holds true tonight as the Cubs go for their sixth straight win.

On the other side of the bump is 22-year-old lefty Kris Bubic, a 2018 competitive balance pick (40th overall) who pitched at A-ball and High-A last year. Quite a jump to the big leagues. Here’s hoping the Cubs’ lineup makes him feel unwelcomed.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (9-2) at Kansas City Royals (3-9) – Wednesday, August 5th at 7:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Royals: Kris Bubic (L)

versus

Cubs: Yu Darvish (R)

Chicago Cubs:

1. Kris Bryant, 3B
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Javy Baez, SS
4. Willson Contreras, DH
5. Kyle Schwarber, LF
6. David Bote, 2B
7. Jason Heyward, RF
8. Nico Hoerner, CF
9. Victor Caratini, C

Kansas City Royals:

1. Whit Merrified, RF
2. Jorge Soler, DH
3. Ryan O’Hearn, 1B
4. Salvador Perez, C
5. Alex Gordon, LF
6. Adalberto Mondesi, SS
7. Franchy Cordero, CF
8. Maikel Franco, 3B
9. Nicky Lopez, 2B



Author: Michael Cerami

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