Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Cardinals (6:15 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Cardinals (6:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Well, brace yourselves, because Kris Bryant “is” evidently available off the bench tonight. Or so says David Ross, who sometimes cannot be trusted (because their are often greater organizational advantages to keeping things close to the vest):

I suppose we’ll see.

In the meantime, the Cubs (7-4 against St. Louis this season) still have the better of the Cardinals this year, but if they lose tonight, they’ll be two games behind them in the standings and three games below .500 for the first time since the beginning of May. By contrast, if the Cubs win, both teams will be tied at a game below .500. None of it matters, Eat at Arby’s, etc., but I still want to beat the Cardinals.

So, you know … Go Cubs.

Oh, one last thing: Adbert Alzolay has made one start against the Cardinals this year, and it was his best of the season: 7.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 0BB, 6Ks. Let’s see some more of that, kid.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (47-49) at St. Louis Cardinals (48-48) – Thursday, July 22nd at 6:15 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Kwang Hyun Kim (L)


Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Willson Contreras, C
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
4. Javy Baez, SS
5. Jake Marisnick, CF
6. Rafael Ortega, RF
7. Nico Hoerner, 2B
8. Ian Happ, LF
9. Adbert Alzolay, P

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Dylan Carlson, RF
2. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
3. Nolan Arenado, 3B
4. Tyler O’Neill, LF
5. Yadi Molina, C
6. Tommy Edman, 2B
7. Harrison Bader, CF
8. Edmundo Sosa, SS
9. Kwang Hyun Kim, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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