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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals simulated game, Saturday 5/9, 3 p.m. CT

The simCubs go for three in a row!

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The simCubs defeated the simNationals at Wrigley Field Friday. Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber homered to help the team to the win. Here are some highlights:

The simCubs have won three of their last four and 10 of their last 11.

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 40 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Nationals at Wrigley Field, the second of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 28-11 record. The Nats are 22-15.

Tyler Chatwood will start for the Cubs. Patrick Corbin will start for the Nationals.

Today’s lineups:


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


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