Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Twins (7:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Twins (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Zach Davies has bounced back a bit since his blowup against the White Sox, with three straight decent (for him) outings. Though, to be fair, the matchups were all pretty juicy (like the one he has tonight against the Twins):

vs. Marlins: 6.0 IP, 4H, oER, 1BB, 7Ks
vs. Royals: 6.0 IP, 5H, 4ER, 1BB, 5Ks
Vs. Rockies: 4.2 IP, 3H, 2ER, 1BB, 6Ks

I like seeing the 18Ks to 3 BBs and you can do worse than 6ER over 16.2 IP with Davies. But I also feel like pointing out that he’s given up 6 homers over those three games and has allowed a ridiculous 12(!) homers over his last six starts combined. That is a ridiculous pace and he could end up among the leaders in MLB this year, with far fewer innings to his name. Not great.

Then again, the Twins are chasing the Cubs in the reverse standings, so … maybe keep it up for at least one more night.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (57-75) at Minnesota Twins (58-73) – Tuesday, August 31st at 7:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Twins: John Gant (R)


Cubs: Zach Davies (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Frank Schwindel, DH
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
5. Matt Duffy, 2B
6. Jaosn Heyward, RF
7. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
8. Robinson Chirinos, C
9. Andrew Romine, SS

Minnesota Twins:

1. Luis Arraez, 2B
2. Byron Buxton, CF
3. Jorge Polanco, DH
4. Josh Donaldson, 3B
5. Max Kepler, RF
6. Miguel Sano, 1B
7. Brent Rooker, LF
8. Ben Rortvedt, C
9. Andrelton Simmons, SS

Author: Michael Cerami

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