Pre-Gamin': Dodgers at Cubs (12:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Dodgers at Cubs (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Just after noon today, Drew Smyly and the Chicago Cubs will take on Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first of two games at Wrigley Field. Tyler Anderson, the originally scheduled series opener for L.A., will take the second game.

As we discussed in the series preview, Kershaw has basically been his vintage self this season (2.35 ERA; 35.3 K%, 2.4 BB%, 48.1 GB%), and was even removed from the 7th inning of a perfect game in his first start of the year. Theoretically, the extra righties in the Cubs lineup will help a little bit, but Kershaw’s career splits are really not large enough to hang your hopes on (and it’s not like it’s the postseason … ha ha ha … I’m dying inside). GO CUBS!

Game Info

Los Angeles Dodgers (16-7) at Chicago Cubs (9-15) – Saturday, May 7 at 12:05 CT on Marquee, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (L)


Cubs: Drew Smyly (L)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Los Angeles Dodgers:

1. Mookie Betts, RF
2. Freddie Freeman, 1B
3. Trea Turner, SS
4. Justin Turner, 3B
5. Max Muncy, DH
6. Chris Taylor, LF
7. Cody Bellinger, CF
8. Austin Barnes, C
9. Gavin Lux, 2B

Author: Michael Cerami

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