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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres simulated game, Saturday 5/16, 3 p.m. CT

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The simCubs seek their fifth straight win!

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The simCubs won their fourth straight Friday against the simPadres. 8-3 was the final score, meaning the simCubs have outscored the simPads in this series 16-5.

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered. 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 47 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Padres at Petco Park, the third of a four-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 33-13 record. The Padres are 21-24.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs. Chris Paddack will start for the Padres.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

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

Padres

Myers RF, Grisham CF, Pham LF, Tatis SS, Hosmer 1B, Machado 3B, Dozier 2B, Mejia C, Paddack 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.