Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Giants (8:45 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Giants (8:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have won 6 in a row, the Giants have lost 7 in a row. Is baseball gonna baseball, or will both streaks come to an end?

On the one hand, Justin Steele has been very good lately, even flashing an ability to grind through outings without his best stuff. But on the other hand, the Giants are one of the toughest offenses vs. LHP in MLB this season.

The Cubs have also been good against lefties this year (105 wRC+) and Alex Wood has some pretty significant lefty/righty splits (righties are hitting .282/.334/.436 off him), but he’s been a lot better at home than on the road.

It’s a good matchup. And the Giants are teetering on the edge of buyers/sellers, so this game is going to be very important to them.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (40-57) at San Francisco Giants (48-50) – Thursday, July 28 at 8:45 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Giants: Alex Wood, LHP

Cubs: Justin Steele, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

San Francisco Giants:

  1. Austin Slater, CF
  2. Darin Ruf, 1B
  3. Wilmer Flores, 2B
  4. Yermín Mercedes, DH
  5. Thairo Estrada, SS
  6. Joc Pederson, LF
  7. David Villar, 3B
  8. Joey Bart, C
  9. Mike Yastrzemski, RF

Author: Michael Cerami

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