Pre-Gamin': Rays at Cubs (5:30 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Rays at Cubs (5:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Tonight, the Chicago Cubs will host the Tampa Bay Rays for the finale at Wrigley Field.

The Rays are throwing right-hander Drew Rasmussen (average fastball: 96 MPH). And the Cubs will counter with Marcus Stroman, who’s looking to bounce back from a pretty rough outing against the Rockies: 4.0 IP, 6H, 5ER, 4BB, 7Ks. That one had wildness, hard hit balls, plenty of contact, and too many runs. Hopefully, we can chalk it up to Coors Field and move forward with a nice clean start tonight.

Indeed, that’s especially important because the two usual long-men, Jesse Chavez and Keegan Thompson, should both be unavailable tonight. By contrast, the Cubs should have Rowan Wick, Mychal Givens, and David Robertson available for the 7th, 8th, and 9th, respectively.

Game time moved up to 5:30 because of weather. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Tampa Bay Rays (6-6) at Chicago Cubs (6-5) – Wednesday, April 20 at 5:30 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Bet of the Day:

Nada.

Starting Pitchers

Rays: Drew Rasmussen (R)

versus

Cubs: Marcus Stroman (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, LF
2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
3. Jonathan Villar, 3B
4. Ian Happ, DH
5. Frank Schwindel, 1B
6. Nick Madrigal, 2B
7. Jason Heyward, CF
8. Yan Gomes, C
9. Nico Hoerner, SS

Tampa Bay Rays:

1. Brandon Lowe, 2B
2. Wander Franco, SS
3. Randy Arozarena, DH
4. Je-Man Choi, 1B
5. Josh Lowe, LF
6. Francisco Mejia, C
7. Kevin Kiermaier, CF
8. Taylor Walls, 3B
9. Brett Phillips, RF



Author: Michael Cerami

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