Pre-Gamin': Braves at Cubs (6:08 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Braves at Cubs (6:08 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Kyle Hendricks was scratched from his most recent start, in part because he wasn’t feeling well, but largely because of the concern over COVID-19. He’s feeling better now, though, with several negative tests in the bank and a big rubber match against the Braves at Wrigley Field on ESPN tonight.


After a rough 2021 debut on Opening Day (with lower-than-normal velocity), Hendricks bounced back with a really nice performance against the Brewers with six strikeouts and just one walk over six scoreless innings on the 7th. If we see that guy again today, I think the Cubs will have a very good shot (even if they don’t somehow hit six homers again).


Unfortunately, the Cubs cannot get back to .500 with a W tonight, but they can win the series against a pretty good team, and after the offensive explosion yesterday, I think that’d feel pretty darn good.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (6-9) at Chicago Cubs (6-8) – Sunday, April 18th at 6:08 CT on Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Bryse Wilson (R)


Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Ian Happ, CF
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Kris Bryant, 3B
5. Joc Pederson, LF
6. Javy Baez, SS
7. Jason Heyward, RF
8. David Bote, 2B
9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Atlanta Braves:

1. Ronald Acuña Jr., RF
2. Freddie Freeman, 1B
3. Marcell Ozuna, LF
4. Travis d’Arnaud, C
5. Dansby Swanson, SS
6. Ehire Adrianza, 2B
7. Austin Riley, 3B
8. Guillermo Heredia, CF
9. Bryse Wilson, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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