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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals simulated game, Sunday 4/12, 3 p.m. CT

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The Cubs go for the series win over the visitors from St. Louis.

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The simCubs had their eight-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon in a 5-3 loss to the simCardinals. Our old buddy Dexter Fowler’s double broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning. Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward homered for the Cubs in a losing cause.

The Cubs go for a series win against the Redbirds Sunday afternoon right here!

Here are highlights from Saturday’s game:

Here are the current standings:

Here are the league leaders in various categories:

And, here are team rankings in various categories:

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.

Here is the complete BCB Mediacenter where all our BCB simulated games will be located. You can watch previous games which are all archived there, but please note: We won’t have the actual link to the live broadcast of today’s 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.

This is Game 16 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Cardinals at Wrigley Field, the last of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 12-3 record, leading the second-place Reds (8-6) by 3½ games and the third-place Cardinals by four.

Yu Darvish will start for the Cubs. Jack Flaherty will start for the Cardinals.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

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

Cardinals

Wong 2B, Fowler RF, Goldschmidt 1B, DeJong SS, Carpenter 3B, Molina C, O’Neill LF, Thomas CF, Flaherty 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.