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

The Cubs are back at Wrigley Field this afternoon, hosting the Brewers for three straight games before the Cardinals come to town. The lefty Aaron Ashby is on the mound for Milwaukee, coming off a solid start against the Cardinals (6.0 IP, 3H, 2ER, 2BB, 5Ks). This will be Ashby’s third start against the Cubs this season and third at Wrigley Field.

The last time he was here, he struck out 12 batters over six innings of one-run ball.

Meanwhile, Keegan Thompson is going for the Cubs as he starts to show some signs of fatigue here at the end of the season. His most recent start was a blowup outing against the Reds (4 ER in 1.2 IP) and while the one before that was good in terms of results (6.0 IP, 1ER against the Nats), his velocity was down, his spin was down, and he was getting hit hard … and the Nats are not a good offense. I’d really love to see a strong start from him today, but we might be nearing the end of his rope for the season. We’ll see.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (50-67) at Milwaukee Brewers (63-54) – Friday, August 19 at 1:20 CT on MARQ, MLBN, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Brewers: Aaron Ashby, LHP

Cubs: Keegan Thompson, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Nick Madrigal, 2B
  2. Willson Contreras, C
  3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  5. Franmil Reyes, DH
  6. Ian Happ, LF
  7. Nelson Velázquez, CF
  8. P.J. Higgins, 1B
  9. Chris Morel, SS

Milwaukee Brewers:

  1. Christian Yelich, DH
  2. Willy Adames, SS
  3. Rowdy Tellez, 1B
  4. Andrew McCutchen, LF
  5. Hunter Renfroe, RF
  6. Kolten Wong, 2B
  7. Luis Urias, 3B
  8. Victor Caratini, C
  9. Tyrone Taylor, CF

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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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