Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Pirates (6:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

After being outscored 19-2 through their first two games against the Pirates this week, the 2022 Chicago Cubs are just one game ahead of the pace set by the 2012 Cubs through their first 68 games. And they’re three games BEHIND the 2013 Cubs. Ouch.

But I am choosing to set that aside for tonight for two reasons. First, it’s been a while since winning games this season has even mattered. So whatever. But second, and more importantly, Keegan Thompson is starting again tonight coming off a really great performance against the Atlanta Braves – a performance he needed desperately.

After getting absolutely rocked in back-to-back starts against the Orioles and Yankees, Thompson turned up the heat against Atlanta: 6.0 IP, 2H, 0ER, 2BB, 9Ks. And I hope to see more of that tonight.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (25-43) at Pittsburgh Pirates (28-39) – Wednesday, June 22 at 6:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Jerad Eickhoff, 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. Yan Gomes, C
  6. Jonathan Villar, 2B
  7. Nico Hoerner, SS
  8. Jason Heyward, RF
  9. Alfonso Rivas, 1B

Pittsburgh Pirates:

  1. Oneil Cruz, SS
  2. Bryan Reynolds, CF
  3. Bligh Madris, LF
  4. Daniel Vogelbach, DH
  5. Cal Mitchell, RF
  6. Diego Castillo, 2B
  7. Michael Perez, C
  8. Yu Chang, 1B
  9. Hoy Park, 3B

Author: Michael Cerami

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