Cubs vs. Pirates: Lineups, Notes, Game Thread
|Sunday, August 2, 2020, 11:50 AM- -|
The Chicago Cubs try to continue their winning ways on Sunday against the Bucs.
The Northsiders have outscored Pittsburgh 81-31 in their last nine meetings and have won 10 straight at Wrigley against them.
When and Where: The Cubs (6-2) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (2-6) at Wrigley Field on Sunday at 1:20 PM CT.
Television info: The game will be on the Marquee Sports Network and ATT SportsNet (Pirates telecast).
TV Announcers: Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies (Cubs)
Radio: 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, and KDKA-FM 93.7
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Lineup notes: Kris Bryant out of the lineup for the second straight day. David Ross told the media the following about his condition.
"Kris is feeling good. He took a (covid-19) test this morning, came back negative."
Bryant will not be available to today's game.
Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have Jon Lester (1-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound against lefty Steven Brault (0-0, 0.00 ERA).
Lester was 3-0 with a 3.16 in five starts against the Pirates last season.
Cubs stat of the morning:— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 2, 2020
When Steele makes his big-league debut, he will be the 13th reliever used by the Cubs, who have played eight games so far. (Colin Rea also is in the pen awaiting his season debut.)
The number of Cubs pitchers used exclusively in relief last year: 19.