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Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox simulated game, Saturday 6/20, 3 p.m. CT

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The simCubs look to even up their series with the visitors from Boston.

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The simCubs’ winning streak ended at three Friday when they lost 3-2 to the simRed Sox. Ian Happ homered with two out in the ninth to make it close.

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 77 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Red Sox at Wrigley Field, the second of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 54-22 record. The Red Sox are 36-40.

Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs. Marcus Walden will start for the Red Sox.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

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

Red Sox

Benintendi CF, Devers 3B, Martinez LF, Bogaerts SS, Moreland 1B, Chavis 2B, Vazquez C, Verdugo RF, Walden 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.