Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Dodgers (9:10 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Dodgers (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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When Alec Mills returned to the Cubs last month, Mark Leiter Jr. shifted back into his long/swing-man role in the bullpen. HOWEVA, Mills left his last start in the first inning with an injury, and that basically turned into a start for Leiter Jr.

And it was a good start, at that: 5. 1 IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 5Ks … against the Red Sox!

He’ll have an even tougher matchup tonight against the Dodgers, but maybe he can help the Cubs eek through a first-half defined by the decimation of their starting rotation.

Leiter Jr. will be going up against Tony Gonsolin tonight, who’s been absolutely lights out in 15 starts: 1.54 ERA (2.81 xERA), .155 batting average against.

Good luck, Cubs. You’re gonna need it.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (34-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers – Thursday, July 7 at 9:10 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin, RHP

Cubs: Mark Leiter Jr., RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Rafael Ortega, DH
  2. Nico Hoerner, SS
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  5. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  6. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
  7. Yan Gomes, C
  8. Christopher Morel, CF
  9. Andrelton Simmons, 2B

Los Angeles Dodgers:

  1. Mookie Betts, RF
  2. Trea Turner, SS
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Will Smith, C
  5. Max Muncy, 3B
  6. Justin Turner, DH
  7. Cody Bellinger, CF
  8. Trayce Thompson, LF
  9. Gavin Lux, 2B

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