Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Giants (9:15 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Giants (9:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Well, the Cubs winning streak came to an end last night, so I guess that means they’ll be selling at the trade deadline now. Darn. So close.

After last night’s battle of the lefties, we’ve got a couple of righties on tap for you tonight. Marcus Stroman is picking up the ball for the Cubs following a really nice outing against the Phillies. He’s actually made three straight nice starts since returning from the IL, increasing the length of each outing along the way: 14.1 IP, 8H, 2ER, 5BB, 14Ks. And unlike the Giants outsized success against left-handed pitching, they’re just about league average against righties. The stage is set for another solid performance from Stroman tonight.

Meanwhile, Alex Cobb is taking the mound for San Francisco in what has been a really weird and unlucky season overall, featuring poor results (4.26 ERA) but truly stellar peripherals (2.88 xERA, 2.94 FIP). Under the hood, I can see that Cobb has been stingy with the free passes, has an absolutely insane -0.6 degree average launch angle, and has limited the hard contact quite well, but somehow has a 10.9% HR/FB ratio, and, again, an ERA over 4.00. It’s pretty wild.

Hopefully, those the positive regression doesn’t start tonight! Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (40-58) at San Francisco Giants (49-50) – Friday, July 29 at 9:15 CT on AppleTV+, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Giants: Alex Cobb, RHP

Cubs: Marcus Stroman, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

San Francisco Giants:

  1. Tommy La Stella, DH
  2. Luis Gonzalez, RF
  3. Wilmer Flores, 2B
  4. Brandon Belt, 1B
  5. Mike Yastzemski, CF
  6. Thairo Estrada, SS
  7. LaMonte Wade Jr., LF
  8. Jason Vosler, 3B
  9. Joey Bart, C


Author: Michael Cerami

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