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

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

Chicago Cubs

A good old fashioned rubber match between the Cubs and Cardinals on Sunday night baseball. This is going to be fun. Probably.

Adam Wainwright (pictured below) is taking the mound for the Cardinals tonight – it’ll be his ninth start of the season and the 335th of his career (7th most among active starters).

Wainwright hasn’t been on top of his game all season, but he does have a few really great starts this year, including an 8.1 IP shutout of the Rockies two games ago, a complete game against the Phillies on April 26th, and a 7.0 IP, 1ER affair against the Nationals on 4/20.

The last time he played the Cubs (last September), he held them to 2 runs over 6.1 IP.

Zach Davies is standing opposite Wainwright tonight, and although he’s certainly had more success lately (17.1 IP, 17H, 4ER over his last three starts), he does still struggle disproportionately the third time through the order. Hopefully, David Ross will have an appropriately quick hook tonight and we can still get 5-6 innings out of him.

Keegan Thompson is the only reliever who pitched yesterday and the Cubs have an off-day tomorrow, so Ross can be liberal with his bullpen.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (23-22) at St. Louis Cardinals (26-19) – Sunday, May 23rd at 6:08 CT on ESPN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (R)


Cubs: Zach Davies (R)

Chicago Cubs:

1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Kris Bryant, RF
3. Willson Contreras, C
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Javier Baez, SS
6. Ian Happ, CF
7. David Bote, 3B
8. Nico Hoerner, 2B
9. Zach Davies, P

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Tommy Edman, 2B
2. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
3. Nolan Arenado, 3B
4. Yadier Molina, C
5. Harrison Bader, CF
6. Justin Williams, LF
7. Edmundo Sosa, SS
8. Lane Thomas, RF
9. Adam Wainwright, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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