Pre-Gamin': Marlins at Cubs (1:20 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Marlins at Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Justin Steele is back on the mound for the Cubs today, after being bumped from his start on Wednesday night by the rain. If Steele throws 8.0 innings today, he’ll surpass his previous single-season high set all the way back in High-A in 2017. Steele’s coming off a short outing against the Giants that wasn’t really as bad as it seems. In fact, he’s been on a nice little run here, racking up 26 strikeouts over 26.1 IP with a 2.05 ERA in his last five starts.

Steele will be squaring up against the 24-year-old righty Edward Cabrera, who’s been a top-100 prospect up to and including this season. According to Statcast, Cabrera leads with his changeup (38.5%), followed by a 97 MPH four-seamer he throws nearly a quarter of the time. There’s also a healthy mix of breaking balls (curveballs and sliders), and he does have a sinker. I think he’s probably pretty darn good.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Miami Marlins (48-57) at Chicago Cubs (41-63) – Friday, August 5 at 1:20 CT on Marquee Sports Network, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Marlins: Edward Cabrera, RHP

Cubs: Justin Steele, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Rafael Ortega, CF
  2. Willson Contreras, DH
  3. Patrick Wisdom, 1B
  4. Ian Happ, LF
  5. Nelson Velázquez, RF
  6. Yan Gomes, C
  7. Zach McKinstry, 3B
  8. Chris Morel, SS
  9. Nick Madrigal, 2B

Miami Marlins:

  1. Miguel Rojas, SS
  2. Joey Wendle, 2B
  3. Garrett Cooper, 1B
  4. Jesus Aguilar, DH
  5. Bryan De La Cruz, RF
  6. JJ Bleday, CF
  7. Peyton Durdick, LF
  8. Jacob Stallings, C
  9. Charles Leblanc, 3B

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