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Game Thread: Cubs at Pirates, 9/3/20

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Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates
MOAR OFFENSE.
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The Pirates will try to salvage at least one game of this three-fer against the Cubs this afternoon at PNC Park. The game is scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m. EDT, but it’s been raining all morning here in the Burgh and forecasts are saying it’s going to be that way for most of the afternoon. AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh will be broadcasting either the game or the umpteenth showing of this month’s Inside Pirates Baseball depending on the weather, and of course we’re open here for discussion, lineup complaints and creative GIF posting.

JT Brubaker (0-0, 4.50 ERA, 22 K) will be on the hill for the Bucs, while the Cubs will send up Alec Mills (3-2, 5.23 ERA, 24 K), who will pitch against the Pirates for the first time this season.

Here are the lineups, and LET’S GO BUCS!

PIRATES

Cole Tucker, RF

Erik Gonzalez, SS

Colin Moran, 1B

Gregory Polanco, DH

Bryan Reynolds, LF

Adam Frazier, 2B

Anthony Alford, CF

JT Riddle, 3B

John Ryan Murphy, C

CUBS

Ian Happ, CF

Kris Bryant, 3B

Anthony Rizzo, 1B

Javier Baez, SS

Kyle Schwarber, LF

Willson Contreras, C

Jason Heyward, RF

Victor Caratini, DH

Jason Kipnis, 2B