Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Cardinals (7:15 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Cardinals (7:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Cardinals got the better of the Cubs yesterday (or, rather, the Cubs got the better of themselves), but there’s still four more games in this season. A win tonight would put the Cubs and Cardinals back on an even pace, one game under .500. But a loss would drag them back down to three games under .500 for the first time since May 4th! Let’s avoid that.

The biggest thing to watch tonight is going to be Trevor Williams, who’s making his first start (and second appearance) since his emergency appendectomy at the end of May. If you recall, he was actually supposed to get the final start before the All-Star break against these very Cardinals, but the game was postponed. From there, the Cubs reshuffled the rotation out of the break, and here we are, nearly two months since his last start (6.0 IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 7Ks). I don’t quite think there’s enough time for Williams to establish enough value to become a useful trade chip, but the Cubs still control his rights (via arbitration) for 2022. He’s had his moments this year and I want to see if he can be a part of the Cubs rotation next season.

So … be good, Trevor. And, Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (46-48) at St. Louis Cardinals (47-47) – Tuesday, July 20th at 7:15 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Johan Oviedo (R)


Cubs: Trevor Williams (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Willson Contreras, C
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Javy Baez, SS
4. Kris Bryant, LF
5. Jason Heyward, RF
6. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
7. Nico Hoerner, 2B
8. Rafael Ortega, CF
9. Trevor Williams, P

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Dylan Carlson, RF
2. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
3. Nolan Arenado, 3B
4. Tyler O’Neill, LF
5. Yadier Molina, C
6. Tommy Edman, 2B
7. Paul DeJong, SS
8. Harrison Bader, CF
9. Johan Oviedo, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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