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Cubs GameDay – April 21, 2015 (Lineups, Broadcast Info, Weather)

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First pitch:  6:05 PM CST
TV:  WGN TV
Radio:  WBBM Newsradio 780
Weather:  56 degrees, cloudy.  10% of rain

Cubs Lineup:

1. Fowler – CF
2. Rizzo – 1B
3. Soler – RF
4. Bryant – 3B
5. Castro – SS
6. Denorfia – LF
7. Castillo – C
8. Wood – SP
9. Russell – 2B    (LOUD NOISES!)

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Cubs @ Pirates – Series Preview (April 20 – April 23, 2015)

Series Preview ROAD Pirates

After having eight of their first eleven games at home the time has come for the Cubs to hit the road, and face some stiff NL Central competition.  Tonight’s game in Pittsburgh starts a seven game road trip that will see the Cubs battle the Pirates for four, then head to Cincinnati for three.  The Pirates are playing solid baseball right now as they have won three straight games, and sit a half game behind the Cubs for second place in the Central.  The Cubs are coming off a tough series loss to the Padres, their first of the season.  All three games could have went the Cubs way, but a burnt out bullpen, short starts, and lack of clutch hitting came back to bite them.

Broadcast Information:

  • Monday, April 20, 2015 – 6:05 PM CST – CSN Chicago Plus (Channel Finder)
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 6:05 PM CST – WGN 9 Chicago
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 6:05 PM CST – CSN
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 11:35 AM CST – CSN, MLB Network

Pitching Matchups:

Who is Hot:

  • Pirates:  After a slow start, and a big new contract, Josh Harrison is starting to heat up at the plate.  He is hitting .292 (7-for-24) over his last seven with a double, homer, and two RBI’s.
  • Cubs:  Anthony Rizzo was getting on base earlier in the year but wasn’t seeing too many hits dropping, that is changing.  Rizzo is hitting .318 (7-for-22) over his last six games with a home run, three RBI’s, a double, and SIX walks.

Who is Not:

  • Pirates:  After a productive 2014, Jordy Mercer has come out of the gate struggling.  Mercer is hitting just .118 (2-for-17) over his last seven games with only one walk, two strikeouts, and no runs scored.
  • Cubs:  Second base is an issue for the Cubs right now, as both Jonathan Herrera, and Arismendy Alcantara are scuffling.  Herrera is hitting just .158 (3-for-19) over his last six games, while Alcantara comes in at a .143 (2-for-14) clip, with six strikeouts.

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Cubs GameDay – April 12, 2015 (Lineups, Broadcast Info)

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First Pitch: 3:10 PM CST
TV:  WGN-TV (Local 9)
Radio:  WBBM Newsradio 780

Cubs Lineup

1. Fowler – CF
2. Rizzo – 1B
3. Soler – RF
4. Coghlan – LF
5. Castro – SS
6. Montero – C
7. Alacantara – 2B
8. Hendricks – SP
9. Herrera – 3B

 

Rockies Lineup:

1. Blackmon – CF
2. Gonzalez – RF
3. Arenado – 3B
4. Morneau – 1B
5. Dickerson – LF
6. McKenry – C
7. Descalso – SS
8. Lyles – SP
9. LeMahieu – 2B

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Spring Fever – March 26, 2015 (Cubs Lineup, Broadcast Info)

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Bright lights for the Cubs tonight as they battle the Angels on ESPN tonight, first pitch is at 6:05 PM CST.  The lineup the Cubs are trotting out tonight is worthy of the National media, and I’m sure there will be endless talk about how the Cubs are handling Kris Bryant, so tune in…  Eric Jokisch gets the ball for the Cubs, he will face off against veteran right-hander Jered Weaver, and a pretty regular season looking Angels lineup.  The Cubs made cuts earlier today, no surprises really (Almora, and Schwarber included), the roster now stands at 40.

1. Baez – 2B
2. Russell – SS
3. Bryant – LF
4. Soler – RF
5. Rizzo – 1B
6. Olt – 3B
7. Castillo – C
8. Jokisch – SP
9. Szczur – CF

Impressions?  Kris Bryant is getting his first start in LF this spring, and Joe Maddon is once again hitting the pitcher 8th, obviously something he likes to do. Also of note, Chris Denorfia is battling a hamstring issue that will most likely keep him off the opening day roster, so Matt Szczur has another great opportunity to get noticed tonight.

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Pirates @ Cubs; Preview, Lineups

First game under the lights at Wrigley this season, and it should favor the pitchers as the temps are still struggling to find their average for this time of year.

Edwin Jackson gets the start for the Cubs, he is coming off a solid start in Pittsburgh where he ended the night with a no decision.  He will be opposed by Charlie Morton who carved up the Cubs in his first start but he settled for a no decision as well.  First pitch tonight is 7:05 PM CST, and the game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Lineups!

PIRATES

[1] Marte – LF
[2] Snider – RF
[3] McCutchen – CF
[4] Alvarez – 3B
[5] Martin – C
[6] Walker – 2B
[7] Ishikawa – 1B
[8] Mercer – SS
[9] Morton – SP

CUBS

[1] Bonifacio – 2B
[2] Kalish – LF
[3] Rizzo – 1B
[4] Schierholtz – RF
[5] Valbuena – 3B
[6] Castro – SS
[7] Sweeney – CF
[8] Castillo – C
[9] Jackson – SP

 

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