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

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

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Later this evening, the Cubs and Diamondbacks will kick off a four-game series at Wrigley Field. There will be a couple of righties on the mound with Zac Gallen going for Arizona and Marcus Stroman on the bump for Chicago.

Gallen’s last start was actually against the Cubs in Arizona, and it was a very good one: 6.0 IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 9Ks. And that followed three really excellent starts just before that (combined): 17.1 IP, 5H, 2ER, 0BB, 5Ks. In fact, Gallen’s 1.05 ERA this season leads MLB for all pitchers with at least 30.0 IP. So your hope today? That facing the same lineup twice in short order gives an advantage to the hitters.

Meanwhile, Stroman is coming off a couple of good starts of his own (combined): 13.0 IP, 8H, 2ER, 1BB, 8Ks, though he hasn’t pitched since May 1, missing time on the COVID-IL.

Game Info

Arizona Diamondbacks (18-21) at Chicago Cubs (15-21) – Thursday, May 19 at 6:40 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (R)


Cubs: Marcus Stroman (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Arizona Diamondbacks:

1. Daulton Varsho, C
2. Pavin Smith, RF
3. Ketel Marte, 2B
4. Christian Walker, 1B
5. Josh Rojas, 3B
6. David Peralta, LF
7. Jordan Luplow, DH
8. Alek Thomas, CF
9. Geraldo Perdomo, SS

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