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

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

Chicago Cubs

Justin Steele is on the mound for the Cubs this afternoon, coming off two really excellent, lengthy starts against the Cardinals and Padres.

vs. STL: 7.0 IP, 7H, 1ER, 3BB, 1K
vs. SDP: 7.0 IP, 6H, 1ER, 0BB, 3K

He’s been oscillating between strikeout-guy and contact-manager all year. And if he can find the right balance between the two, he might unlock an entirely new level to his game. In the meantime, he’s been a very useful starter and has quietly been a bright spot for the Cubs season.

Steele is starting against the righty Kyle Wright, who’s been excellent this season, with just three starts coming up shy of 6.0 IP.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Atlanta Braves (37-28) at Chicago Cubs (24-40) – Saturday, June 18 at 1:20 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Braves: Kyle Wright, RHP

Cubs: Justin Steele, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Atlanta Braves:

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

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami