Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

David Peterson is on the mound for the Mets tonight, following a short 3.2 IP outing against the Marlins last week: 5H, 3ER, 2BB, 7Ks. Peterson has allowed plenty of hard contact this season (43.2 hardhit%) and walks too many batters (10.1%), but he is capable of striking guys out (27.6%) and has had an effective season overall: 3.47 ERA.

Tonight, Peterson will be facing his fellow southpaw Drew Smyly, who’s coming off his best start of the season: 7.0 IP, 1H, 0ER, 2BB, 8Ks. As a matter of fact that was the third best start of his career by game score, a number he hasn’t topped since 2016.

Somehow, the Cubs have put themselves in a position to play for the sweep tonight, and I’m totally here to see them knock the Mets out of first place (with a little help from Atlanta).


Game Info

Chicago Cubs (60-82) at New York Mets (89-54) – Wednesday, September 14 at 6:10 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Mets: David Peterson, LHP

Cubs: Drew Smyly, LHP

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

  1. Chris Morel, SS
  2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  3. Franmil Reyes, DH
  4. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  5. Yan Gomes, C
  6. P.J. Higgins, 1B
  7. Michael Hermosillo, CF
  8. Nelson Velázquez, LF
  9. David Bote, 2B

New York Mets:

  1. Brandon Nimmo, CF
  2. Mark Canha, LF
  3. Francisco Lindor, SS
  4. Pete Alonso, 1B
  5. Mark Vientos, DH
  6. Jeff McNeil, 2B
  7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  8. Darin Ruf, RF
  9. Tomas Nido, C

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