Pre-Gamin': Cubs at White Sox (6:15 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at White Sox (6:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

After a rare off-day on a Friday, the Chicago Cubs are back in action tonight. And it’s a good one. Keegan Thompson steps back into the rotation for a primetime Saturday night matchup on FOX against Johnny Cueto and the White Sox.

The White Sox signed Cueto, 36, to a minor league deal this spring, and he made four starts at Triple-A before being promoted to Chicago. And although Cueto got hit around a little bit in the minors, he’s been really good in his two big league starts this season:

@NYY: 6.0 IP, 6H, 0ER, 2BB, 5Ks
@KCR: 6.0 IP, 2H, 0ER, 2BB, 7Ks

I mean … that’s just. What a turnaround. I think I’m somewhat happy for him. I’ve always liked Cueto, even as I hate when he faces the Cubs: 3.48 ERA over 165.1 IP against the Cubs.

Meanwhile Keegan Thompson has made two starts for the Cubs so far this season, first going 4.0 innings with 5 hits, 2 walks, and 2 earned runs against the Padres in San Diego and then lasting 5.0 scoreless innings against the Pirates at Wrigley Field (4H, no walks, 5Ks). He’s also gone *at least* 2.2 innings in every other appearance this year, and has a 1.54 ERA overall.


Game Info

Chicago Cubs (18-26) at Chicago White Sox (22-22) – Saturday, May 28 at 6:15 CT on FOX, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

White Sox: Johnny Cueto (R)


Cubs: Keegan Thompson (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Chicago White Sox:

1. Tim Anderson, SS
2. Josh Harrison, 2B
3. Andrew Vaughn, RF
4. Jose Abreu, 1B
5. Yasmani Grandal, C
6. AJ Pollock, LF
7. Gavin Sheets, DH
8. Jake Burger, 3B
9. Adam Engel, CF

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Author: Michael Cerami

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