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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds simulated game, Thursday 6/4, 3 p.m. CT

The simCubs go for their sixth win in a row!

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The simCubs are on a roll, having won six of the seven games on their just-completed homestand, and five in a row. Wednesday, they broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning and wrapped up a two-game sweep of the woeful simOrioles.

Here are highlights:

Of those five wins on the homestand, three of them were against the simReds, who the simCubs will face again in a four-game set beginning today.

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 64 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Reds at Great American Ballpark, the first of a four-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 44-19 record. The Reds are 35-27.

Jon Lester will start for the Cubs. Sonny Gray will start for the Reds.

Today’s lineups:


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


Castellanos RF, Senzel CF, Votto 1B, Suarez 3B, Moustakas 2B, Galvis SS, Ervin LF, Casali C, Gray 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.