Pre-Gamin': Cubs at Pirates (5:35 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Pirates (5:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

After winning the first two games of the series, the Chicago Cubs are now three games over .500 in the second half of the season (better than the White Sox!). And with 8 of their remaining 11 games against the Pirates (2) and Reds (6), they have a pretty good shot at finishing the second-half solidly above .500.

That starts with tonight’s contest against the Pirates, with Wade Miley on the mound for Chicago. Miley’s last start was a bit of a disaster, with 7 runs coming across the board in his 3.0 innings of work (only 3 were earned, but it was still not a great performance). Miley will want to finish the season strong, as he heads back into free agency.

The Pirates are starting swing-man Johan Oviedo, who’s worked primarily out of the bullpen this season, but has also made four straight starts in a row. Good numbers for the year (in terms of ERA and strikeouts, especially), but a little wild and not unhittable.

I know the reverse standings are slipping away from us a little bit, but whatever. At this point, I’d rather just see them win.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (66-85) at Pittsburgh Pirates (55-96) – Saturday, September 24 at 5:35 CT on Marquee, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Johan Oviedo, RHP

Cubs: Wade Miley, LHP

Chicago Cubs:

  1. Zach McKinstry, SS
  2. Esteban Quiroz, 2B
  3. Patrick Wisdom, RF
  4. Ian Happ, LF
  5. Yan Gomes, C
  6. Franmil Reyes, DH
  7. David Bote, 3B
  8. Jared Young, 1B
  9. Christopher Morel, CF

Pittsburgh Pirates:

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