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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs offense has been largely lifeless (when it matters) lately, but David Ross is still rolling with the regulars. That’s probably the right idea – who else are you going to start? – but I wouldn’t mind if he started switching up the order. Perhaps I’m being too reactionary. I don’t know.

In any case, the Cubs will face Trevor Bauer this afternoon in Game One of the doubleheader, and he’s been *really* good this year: 1.65 ERA, 2.76 FIP. Good timing for him as he approaches free agency.

Fortunately for the Cubs, they’ve got an even better starting pitcher on the mound today in Yu Darvish. Darvish missed the Reds earlier this year, but he’s got an equally impressive 1.70 ERA and an even better 2.13 FIP. His last time out, he kept a very potent White Sox lineup to just 6 hits, 1 walk, and 1 earned run on 10 strikeouts over 7.0 IP. Impressive stuff.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-13) at Cincinnati Reds (14-17) – Saturday, August 29th at 3:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Trevor Bauer (R)


Cubs: Yu Darvish (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. Victor Caratini, C
8. Jason Kipnis, 2B
9. Nico Hoerner, 3B

Cincinnati Reds

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

Author: Michael Cerami

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