Pre-Gamin': Twins at Cubs (6:40 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Twins at Cubs (6:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs dropped the opener at Wrigley Field last night, but now Kyle Hendricks will give it a go. Of course, Hendricks is coming off another really awful outing (3.2 IP, 7ER) in a stretch of awful outings that saw him give up 7 runs to the Phillies, 6 runs to the Pirates, 8 runs to to the White Sox, and 9 runs to the Brewers dating back to August 12th. Is it mechanical? Is he wearing down after a short 2020 season? Is he getting older? Is it tougher to be all there when the games are meaningless? I’m not sure. Maybe it’s a combination of everything, but I do hope he spins one final gem at some point before the end of the season, just so we feel a little better about him throughout the winter.

It doesn’t have to be tonight, though, with the Twins one game ahead of the Cubs in the reverse standings and no more head-to-head matchups remaining. 

Game Info

Minnesota Twins (66-85) at Chicago Cubs (67-84) – Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:40 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Twins: Joe Ryan (R)

versus

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
4. Ian Happ, LF
5. Matt Duffy, 2B
6. Robinson Chirinos, C
7. Nico Hoerner, SS
8. Trayce Thompson, RF
9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Minnesota Twins:

1. Luis Arraez, 2B
2. Brent Rooker, LF
3. Josh Donaldson, 3B
4. Max Kepler, RF
5. Miguel Sano, 1B
6. Nick Gordon, CF
7. Ryan Jeffers, C
8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
9. Joe Ryan, P



Author: Michael Cerami

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