Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Blue Jays (6:07 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Blue Jays (6:07 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Tonight, for the first time as the away pitcher, Marcus Stroman returns to the mound in Toronto, where he spent the first 5.5 seasons of his career, amassing a stellar 3.76 ERA over 135 starts. Stroman has made 72 starts at the Rogers Center in his career, with a 3.42 ERA and an opposing slash line of just .244/.298/.366 (.290 wOBA).

Note, however, that the Blue Jays (115 wRC+) lead the AL and trail only the Dodgers and Mets in terms of overall offense against right-handed pitching this season. And Stroman is coming off a rough start against the Cardinals (5ER in 5IP) his last time out.

Meanwhile, the Cubs offense has a significant challenge of its own in Kevin Gausman, who’s peripherals are every bit as good as they were in his Cy Young candidate season with the Giants last year: 3.15 ERA (2.01 FIP), 27.7 K%, 3.9 BB%.

Go Cubs.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (55-74) at Toronto Blue Jays (69-58) – Tuesday, August 30 at 6:07 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman, RHP

Cubs: Marcus Stroman, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

Toronto Blue Jays:

  1. George Springer, DH
  2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B
  3. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF
  4. Bo Bichette, SS
  5. Matt Chapman, 3B
  6. Teoscar Hernandez, RF
  7. Santiago Espinal, 2B
  8. Danny Jansen, C
  9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Author: Michael Cerami

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