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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres simulated game, Wednesday 4/22, 3 p.m. CT

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The Cubs look to even up the series against the visitors from San Diego.

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The simCubs lost 4-2 to the simPadres in the opener of a three-game set at simulated Wrigley Field as our simulated 2020 season continues. More details on the loss at Duane’s Baseball history unpacked post from this morning.

Here are some highlights from the defeat:

Here’s the linescore and the simCubs’ April schedule:

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 24 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Padres at Wrigley Field, the second of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 16-7 record. The Padres are 14-8.

Jon Lester will start for the Cubs. Joey Lucchesi will start for the Padres.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Baez SS, Contreras C, Happ CF, Souza RF, Bote 2B, Almora CF, Lester P

Padres

Myers RF, Grisham CF, Pham LF, Tatis Jr SS, Machado 3B, Dozier 2B, Naylor 1B, Mejia C, Lucchesi 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.