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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals simulated game, Sunday 5/10, 3 p.m. CT

The simCubs go for the three-game sweep!

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The simCubs blew open a close game with an eight-run seventh Saturday and smashed the simNationals 9-0. David Bote, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward homered. Here are highlights:

The simCubs have won three in a row and are 7-1 this month. Here are the results and schedule for May:

With the lousy weather in Chicago this afternoon, we are going to have it rain again during the simulation.

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 41 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Nationals at Wrigley Field, the last of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 29-11 record, which matches the record after 40 games in 2016. The Nats are 22-16.

Yu Darvish will start for the Cubs. Anibal Sanchez will start for the Nationals.

Today’s lineups (this time, we hope the sim doesn’t go rogue and pick its own again):


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


Turner SS, Eaton CF, Soto LF, Thames RF, Kendrick 2B, Suzuki C, Cabrera 3B, Zimmerman 1B, Sanchez 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.