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

Drew Smyly is on the bump for the second-half of the Cubs-Mets double-header at Wrigley Field today, in what will be his second start since coming off the IL (just like Marcus Stroman in Game 1).

Smyly’s first start back was a short affair in Los Angeles, where the Dodgers touched him up for four earned runs in just 2.0 innings. Maybe he was just getting his feet back underneath him. At a minimum, he should be a little more stretched out this time around.

However, he’s got himself one heck of a matchup against Max Scherzer, who’s still doing Max Scherzer things here in 2022: 2.15 ERA over 10 starts. Scherzer’s latest outing was one of his best of the season, and it came against the Braves: 7.0 IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 9Ks. He’s got a strikeout rate over 33% and a walk rate under 5%. It might not be pretty. Good luck, Cubs. You’re gonna need it.

Game Info

New York Mets (57-34) at Chicago Cubs (34-56) – Saturday, July 16 at 7:05 CT on MARQ, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Mets: Max Scherzer, RHP

Cubs: Drew Smyly, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

New York Mets:

  1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
  2. Starling Marte, RF
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS
  4. Pete Alonso, 1B
  5. Mark Canha, LF
  6. J.D. Davis, DH
  7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  8. Jeff McNeil, 2B
  9. Tomas Nico, C

Author: Michael Cerami

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