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

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

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs may be trying to avoid their first 12-game losing streak since 2012, but that’s out of my mind tonight. Not only do losses not really matter at the moment, but also Justin Steele is set to make the second big league start of his career.

His first start against the Brewers went well enough, with a ton of ground balls early, as I recall. But tonight, he gets a tough matchup against one of the better run producing teams in MLB in one of the more hitter friendly parks, to boot. With that said, the Reds have been far less effective this season against lefties (86 wRC+, 27th in MLB) than righties (109 wRC+, 5th) in MLB), but still … Cubs pitchers just always seem to struggle in that park.

The Cubs will face a lefty, themselves, in Wade Miley.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (52-68) at Cincinnati Reds (64-55) – Monday, August 16th at 6:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Wade Miley (L)

versus

Cubs: Justin Steele (L)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Matt Duffy, 3B
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Patrick Wisdom, LF
4. David Bote, 2B
5. Robinson Chirinos, C
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. Johneshwy Fargas, CF
8. Sergio Alcantara, SS
9. Justin Steele, P

Cincinnati Reds:

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



Author: Michael Cerami

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