Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Braves (6:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Braves (6:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

It was really kind of the Cubs to drop yesterday’s opener against the Braves, so that both teams can be even in the standings with three games left in the series. But now that they’re all tied up, the Cubs can go ahead and win out.

Trevor Williams is taking the ball for Chicago today, and he’s been a pretty serviceable back-end starter this year. I know he fell apart in Pittsburgh, but take a look at his other three starts, including one against this very Braves team:

4/05 vs. MIL: 6.0 IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 6Ks
4/11 @PIT: 3.1 IP, 10H, 5ER, 2BB, 3Ks
4/17 vs. ATL: 5.0 IP, 4H, 1ER, 3BB, 4Ks
4/22 vs. NYM: 5.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 1BB, 6Ks

He’s always got more strikeouts than walks, he’s allowed two or fewer runs (and has gone at least 5.0 IP) in three of his four starts, and he’s got a 50% ground ball rate. All things considered, that’s pretty good for a fourth starter. Let’s see if he can keep it up tonight.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (10-12) at Atlanta Braves (10-12) – Tuesday, April 27th at 6:20 CT on Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Ian Anderson (R)

versus

Cubs: Trevor Williams (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Nico Hoerner, SS
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. David Bote, 2B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Matt Duffy, 3B
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. Jake Marisnick, CF
8. Ian Happ, LF
9. Trevor Williams, P

Atlanta Braves:

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



Author: Michael Cerami

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