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

Drew Smyly is on the mound for the Cubs this afternoon, and although he’s no longer trade bait, he does still serve a purpose: eating up innings as a member of the rotation.

Surely, the Cubs won’t want to overdo it with guys like Justin Steele and Keegan Thompson this season, so the best thing Smyly can do is just … keep pitching, maybe soon as part of a six-man rotation to spread out the starts and limit innings even further.

Smyly is coming off a bit of a blow-up outing against the Giants, who knocked him around (7 hits, 5ER) over 4.0 innings of work.

Standing opposite Smyly is Pablo Lopez, who had the two most different starts back-to-back you can have. First, he struck out 11 Reds over 7.0 innings of 1-run baseball with just two hits. Then, he allowed 6 earned runs to the Mets over 2.2 innings with 1K.

Which one will they get today? Go Cubs.

Game Info

Miami Marlins (48-58) at Chicago Cubs (42-63) – Saturday, August 6 at 1:20 CT on Marquee Sports Network, FS1, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Marlins: Pablo Lopez, RHP

Cubs: Drew Smyly, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Rafael Ortega, CF
  2. Willson Contreras, DH
  3. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  4. Ian Happ, LF
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. Frank Schwindel, 1B
  7. P.J. Higgins, C
  8. Zach McKinstry, 3B
  9. Chris Morel, 2B

Miami Marlins:

  1. Miguel Rojas, SS
  2. Joey Wendle, 2B
  3. Jesus Aguilar, DH
  4. Bryan De La Cruz, RF
  5. JJ Bleday, CF
  6. Nick Fortes, C
  7. Charles Leblanc, 3B
  8. Lewin Diaz, 1B
  9. Peyton Burdick, LF

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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