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

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

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I’d say I’m grateful this is the last game against the Padres in this dreadful series at Wrigley Field, but the Braves are waiting in line for the next crack at the Cubs. Also, Joe Musgrove is on the mound this afternoon, and he’s been absolutely lights out this season. In fact, he’s firmly in the conversation for NL Cy Young, at least as it stands here in mid-June.

Matt Swarmer has the unpleasant duty of going up against Musgrove, following his first bad start of the season against the Yankees in New York (not an easy place to pitch). I still don’t know what Swarmer actually is, as in if he’s ever going to be anything other than a fill in starter or some sort of long-reliever, but he did make two really excellent starts against the Cardinals and Brewers (combined: 12.0 IP, 7H 2ER, 3BB, 11Ks), so I’m happy to see what else he can do.

Also, man … Cardinals, Brewers, Yankees, Padres is a tough draw for your first four MLB starts.

1:20 Start time. Go Cubs.

Game Info

San Diego Padres (40-24) at Chicago Cubs (23-39) – Thursday, June 16 at 1:20 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Padres: Joe Musgrove, RHP

Cubs: Matt Swarmer, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

San Diego Padres:

  1. Jurickson Profar, LF
  2. Jake Cronenworth, 2B
  3. Manny Machado, 3B
  4. Luke Voit, DH
  5. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  6. Nomar Mazara, RF
  7. Austin Nola, C
  8. Trent Grisham, CF
  9. Sergio Alcantara, SS

Author: Michael Cerami

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