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

The Cubs began this series with a chance to break back even at .500. But even if they win tonight, they’ll be three games below that mark. If they lose, they’ll be five games under .500 for the first time since April of 2019! Rough waters, my friends, very rough waters. 

But this season isn’t “over” yet. And regardless of where we’re headed, Adbert Alzolay will be a big part of the team’s future. So, yeah, I’m very excited to see him back out on the mound for the Cubs tonight, following a relatively brief, but successful outing against the Brewers: 4.2 IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 7Ks.

Indeed, he’s made three starts this season – all against Milwaukee – so far allowing just 9 hits and 5 walks against 17Ks. But my favorite part is his average fastball velocity just over 94 MPH. This is the kind of guy the Cubs could use in their rotation long-term and he’s already here.

If you’re searching for a reason to watch after this rough streak, that’s it. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (10-14) at Atlanta Braves (12-12) – Thursday, April 29th at 6:20 CT on Marquee Sports Network, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Bryse Wilson (R)

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Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Matt Duffy, 3B
4. Kris Bryant, LF
5. Javy Báez, SS
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. Jake Marisnick, CF
8. Nico Hoerner, 2B
9. Adbert Alzolay, 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. 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