Pre-Gamin': Mets at Cubs (7:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Mets at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs and Mets almost have exactly flipped records. I don’t have a follow-up to that. I just thought you should know.

Keegan Thompson is taking the ball tonight for the Cubs, following a really impressive start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles: 5.2 IP, 2H, 0ER, 1BB, 8Ks. That’s a damn good line against an elite team in their own ballpark. It’s nothing new, though, as Thompson has been excellent for five straight starts: 1.93 ERA, 35Ks, 7 walks in 28.0 IP.

In fact, he’s been even better than his results reveal, as development has trumped maximizing his performance lately (David Ross has left him in a bit longer lately to battle through some of those third and fourth-time through at-bats). Let’s see if he can do it again against another tough team.

Carlos Carrasco, by contrast, has not had as much luck lately. He is coming off two better starts against the Rangers and Marlins, but he’s got a 5.43 ERA over his last 11 games, mostly on the strength of some loud contact (40.5 hard%). Lefties are crushing Carrasco this season, so look to the southpaws for some extra offense tonight.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

New York Mets (55-34) at Chicago Cubs (34-54) – Thursday, July 14 at 7:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Mets: Carlos Carrasco, RHP

Cubs: Keegan Thompson, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

New York Mets:

  1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
  2. Starling Marte, RF
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS
  4. Pete Alonso, 1B
  5. Jeff McNeil, LF
  6. Luis Guillorme, 2B
  7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  8. Dominic Smith, DH
  9. Patrick Mazeika, C

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