Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Braves (6:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Tonight, the Chicago Cubs begin a tough six-game road trip, though they don’t have to travel too far for this one. Their first three games are against the Braves in Atlanta, then it’s up to Milwaukee for three against the Brewers at Wrigley Field North.

Generally speaking, the Cubs are catching the Braves at a good time (they’re three games below .500 and are still without Ronald Acuña Jr.). But the Cubs are hardly in a good place, themselves, having lost seven of their last ten. Worse, tonight’s starter, Marcus Stroman, is in the middle of a short, but DEEP slump, with 12ER over his last 8.1 IP.

During that stretch, Stroman has allowed 16 hits (including 3 homers) and has walked six batters. He has kept the ball on the ground well enough through his first three starts (50 GB%), though that’s actually low for him, but it comes with an extreme 93.1 MPH average EV (6th highest) and a 54.8% hard-hit rate (4th highest). He just hasn’t locked in yet. Hopefully, that comes tonight. GO CUBS.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (7-9) at Atlanta Braves (7-10) – Tuesday, April 26 at 6:20 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Max Fried (L)

versus

Cubs: Marcus Stroman (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Michael Hermosillo, CF
2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
4. Willson Contreras, C
5. Frank Schwindel, 1B
6. Yan Gomes, DH
7. Nick Madrigal, 2B
8. Ian Happ, LF
9. Nico Hoerner, SS

Atlanta Braves:

1. Ozzie Albies, 2B
2. Matt Olson, 1B
3. Austin Riley, 3B
4. Marcell Ozuna, LF
5. Travis d’Arnaud, C
6. Alex Dickerson, DH
7. Adam Duvall, CF
8. Travis Demeritte, RF
9. Dansby Swanson, SS

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