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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Saturday 5/23, 3 p.m. CT

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The simCubs look to even up the series against the simBrewers.

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Once again, a home run did the simCubs in, this one by noted Cubs-killer Jedd Gyorko, and the simCubs dropped the first game of the series 5-4.

We have sent Dillon Maples and Kyle Ryan back to Iowa and brought up Brandon Morrow, who hopefully will be 100 percent healthy, and lefthander Tyler Olson, who is dominating Triple-A. We’re also giving Anthony Rizzo and Ian Happ a day off as their bats have been cold.

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 53 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Brewers at Miller Park, the second of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 35-17 record. That’s still a pace for a 109-win season. The Brewers are 29-23.

Ryan Yarbrough will start for the Cubs. Adrian Houser will start for the Brewers.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

Bryant 3B, Schwarber LF, Baez SS, Contreras C, Hoerner CF, Kipnis 2B, Heyward RF, Caratini 1B, Yarbrough P

Brewers

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