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

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

Chicago Cubs

This afternoon, the Chicago Cubs are looking to tie their season-high four-game winning streak. Unfortunately, they’ll have to do it without a number of key players in the lineup (Willson Contreras, Nico Hoerner, Seiya Suzuki, Yan Gomes … even Clint Frazier). So it may be a bit of an uphill battle, especially against a starter like Miles Mikolas.

Mikolas, 33, has been very good through 10 starts this season (2.67 ERA) getting by primarily on great command (4.9% walk rate) and good contact management (4.9% barrel rate). The good news is that lefties have always hit Mikolas a LOT better than righties. The bad news is that he’ll have to face only four of them today, and one of them is Jason Heyward. So. Well.

But, hey, the Cubs have a fine pitcher on the mound, themselves, this afternoon. Marcus Stroman is making his 9th start as a Cub, coming off a particularly strong outing against the White Sox: 7.0 IP, 3H, 0ER, 2BB, 2Ks. In fact, he’s been on quite a run since getting blown up by the Rays:

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (29-22) at Chicago Cubs (22-29) – Friday, June 3 at 1:20 CT on MARQ, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (R)

versus

Cubs: Marcus Stroman (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Christopher Morel, 2B
2. Rafael Ortega, CF
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Frank Schwindel, DH
5. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. P.J. Higgins, C
8. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
9. Andrelton Simmons, SS

St. Louis Cardinals:

1. Tommy Edman, SS
2. Nolan Gorman, DH
3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
5. Brendan Donovan, 2B
6. Corey Dickerson, LF
7. Lars Nootbaar, RF
8. Harrison Bader, CF
9. Andrew Knizer, C


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