Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Cardinals (6:15 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Cardinals (6:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Adam Wainwright is freakin’ ageless, man. Just check out his last four starts *in late August* in his age-41 season:

vsMIL: 9.0 IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 8Ks
vsCOL: 7.0 IP, 3H, 0ER, 0BB, 7Ks
@CHC: 6.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 4BB, 3K
vsATL: 6.2 IP, 8H, 2ER, 0BB, 4Ks

That’s just 5 earned runs (1.57 ERA) over 28.2 IP with 22 strikeouts and just 5 walks. There’s been some hard contact throughout, but yeesh. The results are there. And unfortunately, he’s handled the Cubs just fine over their three matchups this season: 1.80 ERA over 20.0 IP. He just weirdly hasn’t been able to strike them out, like at all (8.2%).

That said, Drew Smyly did just hold the Cardinals to one earned run over 7.0 innings about 10 days ago, which is particularly impressive given that they’re still the best offense vs. LHP in MLB by a fairly wide margin:

  1. STL: 131 wRC+
  2. NYY: 123 wRC+
  3. CHW: 122 wRC+
  4. ATL: 121 wRC+
  5. PHI: 119 wRC+

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (56-76) at St. Louis Cardinals (77-55) – Saturday, September 3 at 6:15 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright, RHP

Cubs: Drew Smyly, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

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

St. Louis Cardinals

  1. Tommy Edman, 2B
  2. Tyler O’Neill, LF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  5. Albert Pujols, DH
  6. Dylan Carlson, RF
  7. Yadi Molina, C
  8. Paul DeJong, SS
  9. DeLuzio, CF

Author: Michael Cerami

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