Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Cardinals (12:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

After being rained out last night, the Chicago Cubs have a couple of games on tap today. Marcus Stroman is pitching the first game for the Cubs, bouncing Justin Steele, but the Cardinals are sticking with Miles Mikolas. Here’s what I said about Mikolas last night: “Miles Mikolas will face the Cubs for the third time this year. They tagged him for 4 ER over 5.0 innings pitched in early June, but he got the best of them in their second matchup at Busch: 6.0 IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 9Ks.”

Stroman, meanwhile, has been very good over four starts since coming off the injured list: 20.1 IP, 2ER, 6BB, 17Ks. His first two outings were pretty short, but he’s gone 6.0 innings in each of his last two games, and he’s faced only contenders so far (Dodgers, Mets, Phillies, Giants). I am very happy to see him turning his season around in a big way and I hope that continues this afternoon.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (41-61) at St. Louis Cardinals (55-48) – Thursday, August 4 at 12:15 CT on Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Miles Mikolas, RHP

Cubs: Marcus Stroman, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Rafael Ortega, CF
  2. Willson Contreras, C
  3. Ian Happ, DH
  4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. Patrick Wisdom, 1B
  7. Zach McKinstry, 3B
  8. Nelson Velázquez, LF
  9. David Bote, 2B

St. Louis Cardinals:

  1. Dylan Carlson, CF
  2. Nolan Gorman, 2B
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Nolan Arenado, DH
  5. Paul DeJong, SS
  6. Lars Nootbaar, RF
  7. Corey Dickerson, LF
  8. Andrew Knizer, C
  9. Brendan Donovan, 3B

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