Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Padres (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Keegan Thompson is getting his first start of the season today, and I’m both excited for and dreading the entire experience.

Thompson has been so impressive as a multi-inning reliever all season, but he’s had much less success as a starter in the past, when he’s been forced to hold a bit back and think about the second and third time through the order a little more seriously. His future may still lie in the rotation, but you just hate to mess with a good thing. Personally, I hope he treats this outing as more of a one-off opportunity as an opener than any sort of audition for the rotation.

Though to that end … is this just a one-off shot? The Cubs could’ve started Mark Leiter Jr. (just recalled) with Thompson as the bulk guy, but they didn’t. And with Marcus Stroman and Justin Steele are both hurt, there could be a chance for him to take more than one start in a row (even with the return of Wade Miley). I guess we’ll see. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (10-19) at San Diego Padres (20-11) – Wednesday, May 11 at 3:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Padres: Nick Martinez (R)

versus

Cubs: Keegan Thompson (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, RF
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
5. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
6. Nico Hoerner, SS
7. Frank Schwindel, DH
8. Jason Heyward, CF
9. Jonathan Villar, 2B

San Diego Padres:

1. Jake Cronenworth, 2B
2. Jurickson Profar, LF
3. Manny Machado, 3B
4. Eric Hosmer, 1B
5. Wil Myers, RF
6. Luke Voit, DH
7. Ha-Seong Kim, SS
8. Trent Grisham, CF
9. Jorge Alfaro, C

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