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

Chicago Cubs

With their loss yesterday, it’s confirmed that the Cubs’ series win streak has come to an end at four. I guess they can still split if they win out … so maybe this was always just a series loss-less streak, not a winning streak. Yeah, let’s go with that.

Marcus Stroman (shoulder) is coming back to make his first big league start since June 3 and just his 10th start of the season. His last time out was the disaster outing against the Cardinals (9 earned runs) and he hasn’t been quite right all year (though there have been a few gems sprinkled in).

As for Clayton Kershaw, the 34-year-old is still going strong, with just two bad starts out of 10 this season. Overall, he’s got a 2.57 ERA with 59Ks in 56.0 IP. His last start, against the Padres, was especially good: 7.0 IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 8Ks.

And Willson Contreras is back!

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (34-50) at Los Angeles Dodgers (53-29) – Saturday, July 8 at 9:10 CT on MARQ, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw, LHP

Cubs: Marcus Stroman, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Chris Morel, 2B
  2. Willson Contreras, DH
  3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. Ian Happ, LF
  7. Yan Gomes, C
  8. P.J. Higgins, 1B
  9. Nelson Velazquez, CF

Los Angeles Dodgers:

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


Author: Michael Cerami

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