Pre-NLWC-Game-1: Marlins at Cubs (1:08 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-NLWC-Game-1: Marlins at Cubs (1:08 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

By now, we’ve covered every angle of this first matchup between the sixth seed Miami Marlins and third seed Chicago Cubs. We know Kyle Hendricks is great at Wrigley Field, we know the Marlins are weaker against right-handed pitchers, we know the Cubs offense is loaded with lefties, and we know Sandy Alcantara is usually much worse against those types of hitters. We also know the wind is blowing out hard to right field today, and the game can be changed by any fly ball.

One news-y bit since we last spoke is the presence of Starling Marte in the Marlins lineup, who wasn’t a lock after taking a pitch to the helmet in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Yankees. Marte has been an above-average overall hitter this season and is 6-26 with two doubles, two walks, four strikeouts, and 2 stolen bases against Kyle Hendricks for his career.

This is a best-of-three series and the Cubs have Yu Darvish on the mound tomorrow. A win today would go a long way. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Miami Marlins (0-0) at Chicago Cubs (0-0) – Wednesday, September 30th at 1:08 CT on ABC, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (R)


Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (Discussion Here):

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

Miami Marlins:

1. Corey Dickerson, LF
2. Starling Marte, CF
3. Jesus Aguilar, DH
4. Brian Anderson, 3B
5. Garrett Cooper, 1B
6. Matt Joyce, RF
7. Jon Berti, 2B
8. Miguel Rojas, SS
9. Chad Wallach, C

Author: Michael Cerami

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