Cubs vs Reds: Pitching Probables, Injuries, Broadcast Info

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Cubs vs Reds: Pitching Probables, Injuries, Broadcast Info

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Cubs vs Reds — I’m not saying I’m psychic, but here’s how I began the last series preview against the Mets:

Here’s a theory. The Cubs won zero games against the Astros and then one game against the Phillies. By my math, that means they’ll win two games against the Mets this week before sweeping the Reds in three straight over the weekend! Sound like a plan to you?

And what did the Cubs do? Take two of three from the Mets! That means it’s time for the first Cubs sweep since … the A’s series. Woof. That was a long time ago.

On the bright side, Eric Hosmer is gone, officially now, Nick Madrigal has been sent to Triple-A Iowa, Chris Morel is starting everyday, Matt Mervis is beginning to settle in, Seiya Suzuki is on a hot streak, Nico Hoerner is back from his injury, Cody Bellinger should be back from his injury tonight (this was wrong – I missed David Ross’ comments from earlier in the week, expecting at least another 3-4 days for Bellinger) and Justin Steele pitches this afternoon!

The vibes have been worse.

Now don’t get me wrong, the Cubs are still five games under .500 and 4.5 out of the division lead. But the Reds offer a nice reprieve from the onslaught of playoff contenders that’ve plagued the schedule lately.

Of course, the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres loom immediately after, so … let’s be sure to bank some wins this weekend, eh?

Cubs vs Reds – Pitching Probables:

Game 1: Friday, May 26 at 1:20 CT at Wrigley Field
Broadcast Info: Marquee Sports Network, MLBN, 670 The Score

  • Cubs: Justin Steele, LHP
  • Reds: Hunter Greene, RHP

Game 2: Saturday, May 27 at 6:15 CT at Wrigley Field
Broadcast Info: FOX, 670 The Score

  • Cubs: Jameson Taillon, RHP
  • Reds: Brandon Williamson, LHP

Game 3: Sunday, May 28 at 1:20 CT at Wrigley Field
Broadcast Info: Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score

  • Cubs: Graham Ashcraft, RHP
  • Reds: Drew Smyly, LHP

Key Injuries:

Chicago Cubs:

  • Cody Bellinger (eligible to return today)
  • Brad Boxberger, RP (forearm)
  • Codi Heuer, RP (TJS)
  • Ethan Roberts, RP (TJS)
  • Adrian Sampson, SP (Knee surgery)

Cincinnati Reds:

  • Henry Ramos, OF
  • Andrew Bellatti, RP
  • Nick Lodolo, SP
  • Casey Legumina, RP
  • Derek Law, RP
  • Tony Santillan, RP
  • Vladimir Gutierrez, SP
  • Joey Votto, 1B
  • Justin Dunn, SP
  • Tejay Antone, RP
  • Reiver Sanmartin, RP
  • Connor Overton, SP

Author: Michael Cerami

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