Pre-Gamin': White Sox at Cubs (6:40 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: White Sox at Cubs (6:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Drew Smyly Scott Effross is opening for the Cubs tonight in the first of two games against the White Sox at Wrigley Field. Smyly was supposed to take the start, but he’ll hit the bereavement list and be replaced by Robert Gsellman for at least the next three days. Between Gsellman, Sean Newcomb, Keegan Thompson, the off-days (yesterday + Thursday), and Stroman’s lengthy outing on Sunday, the Cubs are in a good position to weather this storm in terms of innings.

In terms of effectiveness? Well, that’s a different story.

Opposite Effross for the White Sox is Michael Kopech, who hasn’t been able to give the White Sox more than 5.0 innings in any of his four starts this season, but has also allowed only 3 earned runs. He’s been fairly wild – and there has been some hard contact in the air – but with the weather being bad and the wind blowing in at Wrigley Field (at least as of now) that might all play to his advantage tonight.

Speaking of which, the rain could push this one back tonight, but hopefully we fit it all in. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago White Sox (9-13) at Chicago Cubs (9-13) – Tuesday, May 3 at 6:40 CT on Marquee, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score, ESPN1000

Starting Pitchers

White Sox: Michael Kopech (R)


Cubs: Scott Effross (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Chicago White Sox:

1. Tim Anderson, SS
2. A.J. Pollock, LF
3. Yasmani Grandal, DH
4. José Abreu, 1B
5. Gavin Sheets, RF
6. Adam Engel, CF
7. Jake Burger, 3B
8. Reese McGuire, C
9. Josh Harrison, 2B

Author: Michael Cerami

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