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

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

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The Cubs and Braves are kicking off their three-game series at Wrigley Field this afternoon. Charlie Morton is on the mound for Atlanta, coming off a good, but weird start against the Pirates (12 strikeouts and just one walk, but four earned runs over 6.0 IP).

He’s starting against Keegan Thompson, who is really not having a good time in the rotation lately. The first two starts of this stretch went well enough: 10.1 IP, 4ER, 10H, 4BB, 7Ks. But the last two have been a disaster: 3.2 IP, 8H, 10ER, 4BBs, 1K.

… yes, 3.2 IP over two starts.

If he can’t deliver something usable this afternoon, it’ll be difficult to avoid the urge to return him to the bullpen. Go Cubs.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (37-27) at Chicago Cubs (23-39) – Friday, June 17 at 1:20 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Charlie Morton, RHP

Cubs: Keegan Thompson, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Atlanta Braves:

  1. Ronald Acuña Jr., RF
  2. Dansby Swanson, SS
  3. Austin Riley, 3B
  4. Matt Olson, 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  6. Marcell Ozuna, DH
  7. Adam Duvall, LF
  8. Orlando Arcia, 2B
  9. Michael Harris II, CF

Author: Michael Cerami

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