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Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies simulated game, Tuesday 6/9, 3 p.m. CT

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The simCubs are in a double-digit winning streak! Let’s see if they can stretch it to 11!

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The simCubs broke open a tight 1-0 game against the simPhillies with two runs in the eighth and held on for a 3-0 shutout win, their 10th consecutive victory. Highlights!

They go for win number 11 in a row 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 69 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, the second of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 49-19 record. The Phillies are 30-35.

Jon Lester will start for the Cubs. Aaron Nola will start for the Phillies.

Today’s lineups:

Cubs

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

Phillies

Segura SS, McCutchen LF, Harper RF, Hoskins 1B, Realmuto C, Gregorius 3B, Kingery 2B, Quinn CF, Nola 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.