Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Tigers (6:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Tigers (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Happy Jake Day! (It’s been a while).

Jake Arrieta has been on the injured list since the end of April with a cut on this thumb, but he returns to action tonight against the Tigers. And we’re glad to have him back.

So far this season, Arrieta has been somewhat refreshingly/surprisingly consistent, going 5.0 or more innings in all of his starts (except for the blowup in Cincinnati, where his thumb injury and the ballpark/matchup were some pretty big, idiosyncratic factors). He’s struck out 28 batters in 31.1 IP so far.

He’s no longer a star, perhaps, but he seems to almost always give the Cubs a shot to win when he’s on the mound. And that’s all you can ask for from a guy like him at this point in his career.

Other than that, Nico Hoerner is back, Kris Bryant is healthy and in the outfield, and David Bote is your DH. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (17-19) at Cleveland Indians (13-24)  – Friday, May 14th at 12:10 CT on Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Tigers: Tarik Skubal (L)

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Cubs: Jake Arrieta (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Detroit Tigers:

1. Robbie Grossman LF
2. Jeimer Candelario 3B
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
4. Nomar Mazara RF
5. Jonathan Schoop DH
6. Harold Castro 2B
7. Niko Goodrum SS
8. JaCoby Jones CF
9. Jake Rogers C



Author: Michael Cerami

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