Pre-Gamin': Diamondbacks at Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Diamondbacks at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

There’s nothing like a Friday, 1:20 game at Wrigley Field. 

Kyle Hendricks is taking the mound for the Cubs this afternoon, coming off back-to-back strong outings (including one of the best starts of his entire career against the Padres). But aside from that start in San Diego, Hendricks has been very unproductive on the road this year (5.24  ERA), and actually pretty excellent at Wrigley Field (2.82 ERA). That’s generally the story for most pitchers (and is especially true for Hendricks, historically) but it’s not usually that extreme.

In any case, Hendricks is going up against Humberto Castellanos, who just faced the Cubs last weekend: 5.1 IP, 5H, 2ER (2 HRs allowed), 1BB, 5Ks. Castellanos generated plenty of groundballs in that outing, but the Cubs were able to elevate enough to do some damage (homers from Ortega and Wisdom, plus a double from Suzuki).

But Suzuki is out of the lineup today, and the Cubs defense looks a little worse than usual. Let’s see if the Cubs can get this series back on track after losing the opener last night.

Game Info

Arizona Diamondbacks (19-21) at Chicago Cubs (15-22) – Friday, May 20 at 1:20 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (R)

versus

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Arizona Diamondbacks:

1. Daulton Varsho, DH
2. Geraldo Perdomo, SS
3. Josh Rojas, 3B
4. Christian Walker, 1B
5. David Peralta, LF
6. Jake McCarthy, RF
7. Alek Thomas, CF
8. Yonny Hernandez, 2B
9. Grayson Greiner, C


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