Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Pirates (5:35 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Pirates (5:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

I don’t know what’s crazier, the fact that the Cubs still have an 8.0 game lead over the Pirates in the reverse standings or the fact that the Cubs only have an 8.0 game lead over the Pirates in the reverse standings.

In fact, with their win over the Cubs last night, the Pirates just past the Cubs in the second-half standings.

Kyle Hendricks is on the mound for the Cubs tonight, coming off an improved outing against the Twins, albeit one that still leaves plenty to be desired: 5.2 IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2HR, 0BB, 3Ks. The Twins have some thump, but they’re still not a great team and Hendricks has been on a slide for a good long time now. Hopefully, he can carve his way through the Pirates lineup tonight in what could be his final start of 2021. But don’t forget … they’ve pretty much crushed him this season.

Are the Cubs about to lose eight games in a row? Again?

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (67-90) at Pittsburgh Pirates (59-98) – Wednesday, September 29th at 5:35 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Roansy Contreras (R)

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Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Willson Contreras, C
4. Ian Happ, LF
5. Matt Duffy, 3B
6. Nick Martini, RF
7. David Bote, 2B
8. Sergio Alcantara, SS
9. Kyle Hendricks, P



Author: Michael Cerami

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