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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Saturday 3/28, 3 p.m. CT

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Perhaps this one will go better than the last one.

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The Cubs lost our first simulated game to the Brewers 5-3 on Thursday. Here are the National League Central standings going into today’s game:

As time goes by, we’ll post the standings for the entire NL and AL.

Here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs 2020 schedule via MLB The Show 20. This will continue until the actual schedule begins, or we get some clarity on what’s actually going to happen with baseball this year.

The Cubs and Brewers will play today at Miller Park, via the magic of MLB The Show 20.

Here is the complete BCB Mediacenter where all our BCB simulated games will be located. Please note: We won’t have the actual link to the live broadcast of this specific game until it starts. At that time, Duane will drop the direct link into the comments to this post around 3 p.m CT. Until then you can use the link in this paragraph as a guide to where to find the game. All of our simulated games will begin at 3 p.m. CT.

Here are today’s particulars.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs. Freddy Peralta will start for the Brewers.

Here are today’s lineups.

Cubs:

Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Baez SS, Schwarber LF, Contreras C, Heyward RF, Happ CF, Kipnis 2B, Hendricks P

Brewers:

Cain CF, Holt SS, Yelich LF, Hiura 2B, Narvaez C, Garcia RF, Sogard 3B, Smoak 1B, Peralta P

There won’t be any traditional-style “recaps” of these games. Duane will post some clips and boxscores in his Cub Tracks and Baseball history unpacked posts the morning after each game, so we can track this simulated season as it unfolds. We’ll post the standings as each day goes by.

A note on the headline here, because I know you’re going to ask: This is a real thread. The game is what is simulated.

Looking to join in on the fun? If so, you can get your own copy of MLB The Show. Here’s where you can order the game.

Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.