Pre-Gamin': Cardinals at Cubs (7:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cardinals at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Miles Mikolas’ resurgent year continues tonight at Wrigley Field, as he looks to build upon back-to-back 8.0 inning starts against the Brewers and Diamondbacks (combined): 3ER, 6H, 1BB, 10Ks.

Mikolas did have a blowup starting just before those outings, however, featuring 10 ER over 2.2 innings in Colorado, But he’s generally been quite good all season: 3.32 ERA, 118 Ks, 28 BBs.

Mikolas has faced the Cubs three times already this year, with varying degrees of success:

6/03: 5.0 IP, 8H, 4ER, 3BB, 4Ks
6/25: 6.0 IP, 4H, 1ER, 1BB, 9Ks
8/04: 6.1 IP, 8H, 3ER, 1BB, 6Ks

Obviously it’s not all good there, but the Cubs have hit .294/.333/.426 (.329 wOBA) off Mikolas for the season. So it’s not all bad, either.

Up from Triple-A Iowa, 31-year-old Luke Farrell is taking the mound for the Cubs. Farrell has been swinging in and out of the rotation/bullpen for Iowa all season, and not performing particularly well: 5.03 ERA. His last three appearances were out of the ‘pen, and his last start was all the way back on July 27.

So … it might not be a particularly fun night.

Game Info

St. Louis Cardinals (71-52) at Chicago Cubs (53-70) – Wednesday, August 24 at 7:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Miles Mikolas, RHP

Cubs: Luke Farrell, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

St. Louis Cardinals:

  1. Lars Nootbaar, RF
  2. Brendan Donovan, 1B
  3. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  4. Nolan Gorman, 2B
  5. Tyler O’Neill, CF
  6. Corey Dickerson, LF
  7. Albert Pujols, DH
  8. Yadier Molina, C
  9. Tommy Edman, SS

Author: Michael Cerami

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