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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread (UPDATE: Rain Delay)

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Update: There is a rain delay in Pittsburgh.

Once again, Kyle Hendricks has been two very different pitchers at home and on the road. It’s so very strange.

Home: 27.2 IP, 2.60 ERA; .198/.212/.317
Away: 16.1 IP, 6.61 ERA; .338/.351/.521

And it’s not like the teams he’s faced on the road (Reds twice and Indians) are all that much tougher than the teams he’s faced at Wrigley Field (Cardinals, Brewers, Royals, White Sox). I really don’t know what it is, but I hope facing the second worst offense in MLB tonight helps, even if it is on the road.

As a team, the Pirates have a 65 wRC+ that is actually even worse against right-handed pitchers (54 wRC+ … last in the Majors). Hendricks really should dominate tonight. We’ll see.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (21-14) at Pittsburgh Pirates (10-23) – Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Joe Musgrove (R)


Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (discussion here):

1. Ian Happ, CF
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Javy Baez, SS
5. Steven Souza Jr., LF
6. Jose Martinez, DH
7. Cameron Maybin, RF
8. David Bote, 3B
9. Nico Hoerner, 2B

Pittsburgh Pirates:

1. Cole Tucker, CF
2. Adam Frazier, 2B
3. Kevin Newman, SS
4. Josh Bell, DH
5. Colin Moran, 1B
6. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B
7. Gregory Polanco, RF
8. Anthony Alford, LF
9. Jacob Stallings, C

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami