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

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

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have been stumbling a bit here lately, and aren’t exactly in a good position to win tonight – they’re playing the Braves … in Atlanta … with Mark Leiter Jr. on the mound … and without their best lineup on the field for reasons known only to David Ross.

Sure, Leiter Jr. was able to navigate a tricky third inning in his last start against the Pirates for a good-enough overall outcome (4.0 IP, 3H, 2ER, 2BB, 3Ks), but letting him face the same lineup more than once or twice in an outing is always going to be a risk. We’ll have to see how long of a leash David Ross lets out this time around. Note: Leiter Jr. is getting the exact same lineup Marcus Stroman faced yesterday. The Cubs, by contrast, are switching things up quite a bit with a righty, Charlie Morton, on the mound instead of a lefty like last night.

Game’s at 6:20 on Marquee. Go Cubs. Stop losing.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (7-10) at Atlanta Braves (8-10) – Wednesday, April 27 at 6:20 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Charlie Morton (R)

versus

Cubs: Mark Leiter Jr. (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, DH
2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Willson Contreras, C
5. Frank Schwindel, 1B
6. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
7. Jason Heyward, CF
8. Nick Madrigal, 2B
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



Author: Michael Cerami

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