Pre-Gamin’: Brewers at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

For a second there, it seemed like Kyle Hendricks was turning his season around. He kept the Padres scoreless through 8.2 innings in San Diego and allowed just 1 run through 5.2 innings against the Diamondbacks … and then the wheels fell off.

In his second start against Arizona, Hendricks surrendered 7ER on eight hits, two walks, and FOUR home runs in 5.0 IP. And after that, he gave up 4ER in just 4.0 IP against the Reds with another home run. Hendricks has allowed at least one home run in five of his ten starts, and has given up 11 overall. That’s fourth most in MLB.

The Brewers (109 wRC+, 11th in MLB) have been pretty good against righties this year, especially with the long-ball (52 HRs vs. RHP, 2nd most in MLB). So that feels like it could be an issue again tonight. Here’s a look at Hendricks’ other starts against Milwaukee this season.

4/07: 5.1 IP, 5H, 1ER, 3BB, 7Ks
4/29: 4.1 IP, 7H, 6ER, 2BB, 2Ks … 3 HRs

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (32-19) at Chicago Cubs (20-29) – Wednesday, June 1 at 7:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Brewers: Jason Alexander (R)

versus

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (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. Jason Heyward, RF
9. Nick Madrigal, 2B

Milwaukee Brewers:

1. Kolten Wong, 2B
2. Tyrone Taylor, RF
3. Christian Yelich, LF
4. Rowdy Tellez, 1B
5. Keston Hiura, DH
6. Omar Narvaez, C
7. Mike Brosseau, SS
8. Jace Peterson, 3B
9. Lorenzo Cain, CF

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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