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

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

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If the Cubs could go 7-0 against the Cardinals the rest of the way, knocking them out of their 4.5 game lead for the second Wild Card slot, I’d lock it in right now, reverse standings be dammed. But I just don’t know if they can actually pull that off. At the same time, I do want the Cubs to get the best draft pick possible, which means losing games here at the end of the season is useful, but I also can’t bring myself to root for them to lose to the Cardinals, especially at Wrigley Field, and especially when the Cardinals are having this magical run. I kind of hate all possible outcomes here. And that really stinks.

Fan however you want to fan, but I’ll just be rooting for the Cardinals to lose. That’s always a safe default.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (83-69) at Chicago Cubs (67-85) – Friday, September 24th at 1:20 CT on MARQ, ESPN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: J.A. Happ (L)


Cubs: Justin Steele (L)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Willson Contreras, C
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Ian Happ, RF
4. Patrick Wisdom, LF
5. Matt Duffy, 3B
6. Nico Hoerner, SS
7. David Bote, 2B
8. Trayce Thompson, CF
9. Justin Steele, P

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Tommy Edman, 2B
2. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
3. Tyler O’Neill, LF
4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
5. Dylan Carlson, RF
6. Edmundo Sosa, SS
7. Harrison Bader, CF
8. Andrew Knizer, C
9. J.A. Happ, P

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