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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Wednesday 5/13, 3 p.m. CT

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The simCubs go for the series win!

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The simCubs spotted the simBrewers a 3-0 first-inning lead and Jose Quintana looked particularly bad. Then they came back with another power display, smashing four home runs and winning 7-4. Javier Baez, Ian Happ, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo all homered and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 14th save.

Here are highlights:

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 44 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field, the last of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 30-13 record, which for the record is one game better than the 2016 Cubs were after 43 games. The Brewers are 24-19.

Jon Lester will start for the Cubs. Eric Lauer will start for the Brewers.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Baez SS, Contreras C, Bote 2B, Happ RF, Hoerner CF, Schwarber LF, Lester P

Brewers

Cain CF, Sogard 3B, Yelich LF, Hiura 2B, Garcia RF, Gyorko SS, Smoak 1B, Pina C, Lauer 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.