Monday's Cubs vs. Reds matchup: Lineups, TV info, Notes, Game Thread
|Monday, July 27, 2020 2:41 PM- -|
It's road trip time for the Cubs!
The Cubs are coming off a series win against the Brewers at home while the Reds have dropped two of three from the Tigers.
When and Where: The Cubs (2-1) will take their first road trip of the 60-game season against the Cincinnati Reds (1-2) at Great American Ball Park on Monday at 5:40 PM CT.
Television: The game will be on the Marquee Sports Network and Fox Sports Ohio (Reds telecast).
Announcers: Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies (Cubs)
Radio: 670 The Score and WLW 700
Game Thread: Game discussion starts around a hour before gametime with senior writer Cole Little and writer Tony Crumpton in the replies to this article! Feel free to send in your questions or comments to all things Cubs. Fly the W! Join our free CubsHQ community...takes only 30 seconds.
Chicago Cubs lineup:
1. Kris Bryant LF
2. Anthony Rizzo 1B
3. Javier Baez SS
4. Kyle Schwarber DH
5. Willson Contreras C
6. Steven Souza Jr. RF
7. David Bote 3B
8. Nico Hoerner 2B
9. Albert Almora Jr. CF
Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have veteran lefty Jon Lester (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound against lefty Wade Miller (0-0, 0.00 ERA).
In 2019, Lester had a 4.02 ERA with 20 strikeouts and seven walks in 15 2/3 innings against the Reds. Miller on the other hand, has a 3.92 lifetime ERA against the Northsiders.
Upcoming Pitching matchups:
Tuesday - RHP Alec Mills vs. RHP Tyler Mahle
Wednesday - RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Sonny Gray (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
Thursday - RHP Yu Darvish (0-1, 6.75 ERA) vs. RHP Luis Castillo (0-0, 1.50 ERA)
Pre-game Notes, Sights and Sounds:
Ian Happ has batted .368 with seven homers in 18 games at Great American Ball Park.— CubsHQ.com (@ChicagoCubsHQ) July 27, 2020
He has also hit 12 homers against the Reds during his young career. pic.twitter.com/Hytvpx7mTc
Kyle Hendricks named player of the week in the NL.— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 27, 2020
Happ said Cubs have talked about taking more precautions (facemasks on base paths), have been in contact with MLBPA, Reds.— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 27, 2020