Pre-Gamin': Pirates at Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Pirates at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Zach Davies and Kyle Hendricks are two pitchers cut from the same cloth. And both of them have struggled quite a bit more than anyone would’ve reasonably expected relative to their skillset and track record. That is, until Tuesday, of course, when Hendricks went 7.0 innings against the Dodgers allowing only a meaningless solo shot when the Cubs were up by seven runs with two outs to go. Hopefully, then, these two guys remain on parallel tracks and Davies turns up big for the Cubs this afternoon.

He hasn’t completed the fifth inning since his first start of the year and lasted just 1.2 innings against the Pirates on April 10th (1.2 IP, 5H, 7ER, 3BB, 2Ks). There’s really not much more ground beneath him, so … the only way is up, right?

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (13-17) at Chicago Cubs (15-16)  – Friday, May 7th at 1:20 CT on Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Trevor Cahill (R)

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Cubs: Zach Davies (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Pittsburgh Pirates:

1. Adam Frazier, 2B
2. Bryan Reynolds, CF
3. Erik Gonzalez, SS
4. Colin Moran, 1B
5. Phillip Evans, RF
6. Jacob Stallings, C
7. Todd Frazier, 3B
8. Ka’ai Tom, LF
9. Trevor Cahill, P


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