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

Today’s finale in Chicago between the Cubs and Reds is going to be broadcast for free on YouTube. It won’t be on Marquee or anywhere else, so either download the app on your Smart TV or watch it on your phone/computer. It’s the way of the world.

Adrian Sampson is back on the mound this afternoon, following a solid outing against the Cardinals, in which he allowed just 2 earned runs over 5.0 IP. It was a nice bounce back for Sampson, who struggled against the Brewers and Cardinals in the two starts before that (combined): 6.2 IP, 13H, 6ER, 1BB, 2Ks.

Luis Cessa, 30, is starting for the Reds today, making his fourth start in a row after previously pitching out of the bullpen for most of the season. His overall season numbers aren’t great, and neither are his peripherals, but he does have a 2.50 ERA over his last 18.0 IP.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (54-80) at Chicago Cubs (57-79) – Thursday, September 8 at 6:40 CT on YouTube (free to watch), 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Reds: Luis Cessa, RHP

Cubs: Adrian Sampson, RHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Zach McKinstry, 2B
  2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  3. Franmil Reyes, DH
  4. Ian Happ, LF
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. P.J. Higgins, C
  7. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
  8. Nelson Velázquez, CF
  9. David Bote, 3B

Cincinnati Reds:

  1. TJ Friedl, CF
  2. Jonathan India, 2B
  3. Kyle Farmer, 3B
  4. Jake Fraley, LF
  5. Spencer Steer, 1B
  6. Aristides Aquino, RF
  7. Nick Senzel, DH
  8. Jose Barrero, SS
  9. Austin Romine, C

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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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