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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Friday 5/22, 3 p.m. CT

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The simCubs hope for better luck in Milwaukee than they had in Pittsburgh.

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The less said about Thursday’s horrific simCubs loss in Pittsburgh to the simPirates, the better. The good news: simCubs are 10-3 vs. Pittsburgh and don’t face them again until September. Hopefully this series will be better.

As is our custom prior to each series, we present the sim-standings and league leaders.

Standings:

N.L. leaders:

A.L. leaders:

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 52 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Brewers at Miller Park, the first of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 35-16 record. The Brewers are 28-23 and trail the Cubs by seven games in the N.L. Central.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs. Freddy Peralta will start for the Brewers.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

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

Brewers

Cain CF, Holt SS, Yelich LF, Hiura 2B, Narvaez C, Garcia RF, Sogard 3B, Smoak 1B, Peralta 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.