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

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

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The Cubs can pull off the sweep tonight – which would be their first of the season (in mid-May) – if they can beat Wil Crowe and the Pirates. Drew Smyly has generally been solid over his typical five-ish-inning outing, and the bullpen is reasonably well-rested. Another shutout on the way? An entire series shutting out the Pirates? That’d be kinda fun …

Crowe, a reliever, is making his first start of the year, so you can expect this is going to be a bullpen game for the Pirates. Hopefully the Cubs’ bats can take advantage.

Tonight’s game is free for everyone on YouTube, so if you want to watch, here’s where you go.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (15-21) at Chicago Cubs (15-20) – Wednesday, May 18 at 6:40 CT on YouTube, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Wil Crowe (R)


Cubs: Drew Smyly (L)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
5. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
6. Frank Schwindel, DH
7. Jonathan Villar, 2B
8. Christopher Morel, 3B
9. Andrelton Simmons, SS

Pittsburgh Pirates:

1. Ke’Bryan Hayes, 3B
2. Bryan Reynolds, CF
3. Michael Chavis, 2B
4. Daniel Vogelbach, DH
5. Rodolfo Castro, SS
6. Diego Castillo, RF
7. Yoshi Tsutsugo, 1B
8. Tyler Heineman, C
9. Jack Suwinski, LF

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