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

Alec Mills’ third start (during this stretch of fill-in appearances), the one against the Dodgers, wasn’t very good.

With 8 hits and 2 walks through 4.0 innings, he was lucky to give up only 2 runs total. The Dodgers are a tough team, but it just wasn’t a very good performance in terms of results, peripherals, the eye test, all of it. His two starts before that, however, were arguably better than the final stat line(s) revealed. In fact, he gave me a bit of hope there for a moment. Then again, the Mets and Marlins are far weaker offensive opponents than the Dodgers, so it all kind of adds up.

And unfortunately, the Reds are one of the best run scoring teams in baseball this year and tonight’s game is at one of the more hitter friendly parks in the league. So this won’t be easy for Mills or the Cubs, who are riding a six game losing streak.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (42-39) at Cincinnati Reds (40-40) – Friday, July 2nd at 6:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Sonny Gray (R)

versus

Cubs: Alec Mills (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Javy Baez, SS
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, CF
6. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
7. Jason Heyward, RF
8. Ian Happ, 2B
9. Alec Mills, P

Cincinnati Reds:

1. Jonathan India, 2B
2. Jesse Winker, LF
3. Nick Castellanos, RF
4. Joey Votto, 1B
5. Tyler Naquin, CF
6. Eugenio Suarez, 3B
7. Kyle Farmer, SS
8. Tucker Barnhart, C
9. Sonny Gray, P

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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