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Well, some of the Cardinals have the ‘rona so they didn’t play yesterday and won’t play today or Sunday. The virus is nothing if not persistent.

Speaking of persistent, we ran an exciting episode of the simCubs™ season in lieu of real baseball™. The simCubs pulled their fat out of the fire when Jason Heyward came up for eventual winner Jesus Luzardo (number 9) and swatted a clutch double to left-center, unloading the bases. Tyler Olson, Brandon Morrow, and Craig Kimbrel tossed scoreless frames and the Cubs took the first of three games.

David Bote smacked a home run to left center and added a two-base hit. There are plenty of other highlights! The rest of this weekend’s set against the Brewers will also be broadcast. Al will post the game thread at 2:30 CT, and the game will start at 3 p.m. CT. I’ll drop the link to the game into the thread. Kyle Hendricks (14-3) will face Brandon Woodruff (9-1). The Cubs dealt Woodruff his only loss of the season earlier this year. All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7 at the BCB Media Center.

And now, here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.

“It sucks we’re dealing with this, but it’s the nature of the beast right now.” — Jon Lester.

Cubs birthdays: Cupid Childs, Chick Keating, Tot Pressnell, Ken Raffensberger, Vern Morgan, Vicente Amor, Ray Fontenot, Chad Meyers, Anthony Rizzo.

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Thanks for reading.