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Cubs vs Nationals: Lineups, Pitching Matchup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Back to .500. I really, REALLY, do not want to go back under .500. Against the Washington Nationals. With a broken Patrick Corbin on the mound. Please make it stop. Here’s a look at the Chicago Cubs lineup for Game four of four in Washington D.C.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Nico Hoerner, 2B
  2. Dansby Swanson, SS
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Cody Bellinger, CF
  5. Seiya Suzuki, RF


Washington Nationals Lineup:

  1. TBA

Pitching Matchup:

Chicago Cubs: Jameson Taillon, RHP

Jameson Taillon is back! The Cubs offseason free agent signing looked like he was about to hit his stride just before hitting the injured list with a groin strain. But he’s back earlier than expected, albeit likely on a pretty strict pitch count (maybe like 60 pitches). But Javier Assad is here on almost full rest to piggyback off him once he comes out of the game.

Washington Nationals: Patrick Corbin, LHP

Boy. What a fall it’s been for Patrick Corbin. The Nationals signed him to a six-year, $140 million deal back in 2019. And while his first season was very solid (33 starts with a 3.25 ERA), it has been an absolute death spiral ever since: 79 starts, 5.81 ERA. And this season is no exception. Corbin has started six games so far, allowing a total of 20 earned runs in 31.1 IP (5.74 ERA). Take note that (1) righties have absolutely destroyed Corbin so far this season (.336/.376/.543) and (2) the Cubs lineup has a whole lot of experience and success against him.

Notable Matchups:

  • Swanson: 9-35, 2 2Bs, HR, 4BB, 4K
  • Mancini: 4-11, 2B, 3K
  • Bellinger: 3-11, 2B, 3BB, 3K
  • Happ: 3-8, 2B, HR, BB, 3K
  • Hoerner: 4-4, 2B, BB

Broadcast Info:

Chicago Cubs (15-15) vs Washington Nationals (12-18) at 12:05 pm CT on Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

Author: Michael Cerami

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