Brewers @ Cubs Series Preview

 

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Yu Darvish takes on former Cubs starter Brett Anderson in the opener of this four game series. The Cubs took two of three from the Brewers during the 2020 season opening series at Wrigley. The final three games of the season series will take place at Miller Park.

Watch/Listen

Thursday: 6:15 PM CT on Fox/670AM

Friday: 7:15 PM CT on MLBN/Marquee SN/670AM

Saturday: 7:15 PM CT on Marquee SN/670AM

Friday: 1:20 PM CT on Marquee SN/670AM

Lineups

Brewers (7-9)

1. Eric Sogard 2B
2. Keston Hiura DH
3. Christian Yelich RF
4. Avisail Garcia CF
5. Justin Smoak 1B
6. Omar Narvaez C
7. Ben Gamel RF
8. Orlando Arcia SS
9. Brock Holt 3B
P. Brett Anderson

Cubs (12-3)

1. Nico Hoerner 2B
2. Anthony Rizzo 1B
3. Javier Baez SS
4. Willson Contreras DH
5. Kyle Schwarber LF
6. Ian Happ CF
7. David Bote 3B
8. Steven Souza Jr. RF
9. Victor Caratini C
P. Yu Darvish
Starting Pitcher Matchup
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Bullpen Usage
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    KB off tonight to rest the wrist?

  • In reply to Scott Tomkiewicz:

    That would be my guess. I’m starting to think they should just leave him at 3rd base. Slightly less chances of injury.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    Yeah, KB was listed in the starting lineup in LF, but was a late scratch. Schwarber in LF, Nico leading off.

    I wouldn't worry much about it. KB hit a 430-ft. bomb after rolling over his wrist yesterday. It's probably sore, and precautionary. He was in the original lineup.

  • Thanks for the save, Michael.

    Before I comment on the Cubs series, I just have to poke at the DirtyBirds. Positive tests are nothing to laugh about, I get that, but this is getting ridiculous. Friday's game against the White Sox is postponed, and another series is in jeopardy. The team from St. Louis has played 5 games, and are tied with us in the loss column.

    The model franchise, the one who does things "the Right Way" and backed by The Best Fans In Baseball is now asking their players to rent their own cars, drive themselves individually, and check themselves into their own rooms in Chicago in case they can play this weekend. The Right Way.

    Anyhows, we have the opportunity to further open the great divide between us and the rest of the NL Central. Ross sees that Bote is a better defender at 3B than Bryant, so KB in LF is becoming the norm vs. a lefty. Souza Jr. is in RF, so let's hope nothing is hit in that direction. Caratini is Yu's personal caddie, as usual.

    I know KB and Rizzo hit bombs yesterday, but it's about time the big boppers in the lineup begin to heat up and go on extended hot streaks. Imagine what will happen when they heat up.

    Yu feels the pressure to keep up with his rotation mates and keeps the line moving with another gem. 7 IP, 3H, 11K, 1BB, 0ER.

    Cubs win, 8-1.

    Go Cubs!

  • Kb=paper tiger

  • In reply to Oldno7:

    'Was a pretty nasty spill he took trying to make the play. He stayed in though. I'd stay his plenty tough.

  • In reply to Oneear:

    Out again tonight. You still think this dude is tough? Like I said kb=wuss

  • In reply to Oldno7:

    Please rewrite this comment 43 more times tonight so we don’t need to read the same comment the rest of the year. KB is somewhere between Superman and Superbaby. Yet the Cubs continue to muddle along w/o him.

  • Oppo Schwarbomb. Heck yes.

    The game was delayed the previous inning for a loose ball in RF. My first thought was some unruly fan tossed it, but then I realized there are no fans. So how did a loose baseball end up on the warning track, that Souza had to corral before play to continue, with no fans? Simple, my memory muscles told me. It got loose out of Milwaukee's bullpen.

    Doh.

  • Sounds like MLB is planning on having the Cards play 5 games In 3 days vs the cubs next week. That plus the Cards playing 3 games in 2 days vs Sox will make for some interesting pitching matchups for the Cards and Cubs next week. That’s not normal and will definitely mess with the cubs rotation. I’m guessing Q gets a start next week vs Cards.

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    Willson coming home was like a coach seeing his/her player trying a long shot and it’s “no no no oh good shot.”
    This is looking like 2016. Great pitching and defense. Team play, seeing plenty of pitches, timely hitting.

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    That was a bad read by Bote. As soon as Garcia slowed up to catch the ball he should have gone back to second and tagged up. There’s no way he could have thrown him out.

  • Are they ever gonna lose again?

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    No, Virginia, they will never lose again.

    (if you're younger than 54, you won't get that reference)

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    No, no they’re not.
    Fly the double Yu!

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