Pre-Gamin': Royals at Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Royals at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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If you’ll allow me to be a grumpy pants for just one minute … Zach Davies isn’t a starter I’m particularly interested in seeing long-term (and the Cubs can no longer trade him), Michael Hermosillo isn’t in the lineup for some reason, and it would be better if the Cubs lost this game, considering that the Royals are right ahead of them in the reverse standings.

Add it all up and it’s just not that compelling of a contest on tap this afternoon. I’m not going anywhere, and I still love this team (plus, Ortega, Schwindel, Wisdom, and Happ all have something to play for), but I’m just feeling down on the Cubs today.

Game Info

Kansas City Royals (52-68) at Chicago Cubs (54-69) – Friday, August 20th at 1:20 CT on MARQ, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Royals: Brad Keller (R)


Cubs: Zach Davies (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
5. Matt Duffy, SS
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. David Bote, 2B
8. Austin Romine, C
9. Zack Davies, P

Kansas City Royals:

1. Whit Merrifield, 2B
2. Nicky Lopez, SS
3. Salvador Perez, C
4. Carlos Santana, 1B
5. Andrew Benintendi, LF
6. Michael Taylor, CF
7. Ryan O’Hearn, RF
8. Emmanuel Rivera, 3B
9. Brad Keller, P

Author: Michael Cerami

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