Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Reds (6:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Kyle Hendricks last start out (against the White Sox) wasn’t particularly strong, but he’s really had only one start this season that can be characterized as “bad,” and that was his second start of the season against the Reds. Well, Hendricks will return to Cincinnati tonight and hope for a little better luck.

There’s also this absurdity and potential signal for tonight?

Hendricks has walked just two batters in his 5 non-Reds starts this season. That is just absolutely insane. And 4 walks in 38.0 IP is good for a 2.7% walk rate, which is well above even Hendricks’ usually impressive mark (5.5% career rate).

As for Mahle, we discussed the Cubs potential advantages in the lineup post earlier today, so I’ll add only that Jason Heyward (13 ABs), Javy Baez (10 ABs), and Kyle Schwarber (10 ABs) have all homered off him in the past. Schwarber has struck out 5 times though.

Let’s go.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-12) at Cincinnati Reds (13-17) – Friday, August 28th at 6:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Tyler Mahle (R)


Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (discussion here):

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

Cincinnati Reds

1. Shogo Akiyama, CF
2. Nick Castellanos, RF
3. Jesse Winker, LF
4. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
5. Mike Moustakas, 1B
6. Matt Davidson, DH
7. Freddy Galvis, 2B
8. Jose Garcia, SS
9. Tucker Barnhart, C

Author: Michael Cerami

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