Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Reds (5:40 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (5:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

If the Cubs beat the Reds tonight, the Reds will become the first team to 30 loses this season.

Marcus Stroman is on the mound for the Cubs, making his second start since returning from the IL. His first start back, against Arizona, went pretty well, all things considered: 5.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 0BB, 6Ks. He was even throwing harder than usual. I’d love to see more of that tonight, because Stroman had just started to find his groove before (presumably) catching COVID:

4/26 @ATL: 6.0 IP, 6H, 2ER, 0BB, 3Ks
5/01 @MIL: 7.0 IP, 2H, 0ER, 1BB, 5Ks

For what it’s worth, the Reds have been worse against lefties than righties (like Stroman) so far this season, but it’s not like they’re crushing righties, either: .219/.293/.368 (85 wRC+, 27th in MLB). This is another winnable game. GO CUBS.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (17-24) at Cincinnati Reds (12-29) – Tuesday, May 24 at 5:40 CT on MARQ, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Tyler Mahle (R)

versus

Cubs: Marcus Stroman (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

Cincinnati Reds:

1. Tyler Naquin, RF
2. Brandon Drury, 2B
3. Tommy Pham, LF
4. Joey Votto, 1B
5. Tyler Stephenson, C
6. Mike Moustakas, DH
7. Nick Senzel, CF
8. Colin Moran, 3B
9. Matt Reynolds, SS



Author: Michael Cerami

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