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Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets Game 2 preview, Saturday 7/16, 7:05 CT

The Cubs look to split their doubleheader.

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images

Sigh. Eight losses in a row. Perhaps the night game will be better. Full recap tomorrow at 8 a.m. CT.

Here’s all the info you’ll need for today’s second game.

Cubs lineup:

The Mets lineup was not available at posting time. Please check the BCB Twitter feed for the Mets lineup.

Drew Smyly, LHP vs. Max Scherzer, RHP


Drew Smyly had a rough outing against the Dodgers in his return from the injured list last weekend, making it just one batter into the third inning.

This does not portend well against a pretty good Mets offense. The Mets do hit slightly worse vs. LHP than RHP, so... there’s that, anyway.

Current Mets are hitting .322 (28-for-87) against him with six home runs, three by Eduardo Escobar.

Good luck, Drew.

Max Scherzer missed about six weeks with an oblique strain and picked up where he left off, allowing just one run in 13 innings in starts vs. the Reds and Braves this month.

He allowed two runs in five innings to the Cubs May 19, 2021, but again, most of those guys are not on the Cubs anymore.

Current Cubs are a small sample size 12-for-42 (.286) against Scherzer with 16 strikeouts.

Good luck, Cubs.


Today’s game is on Marquee Sports Network. Here’s a list of providers currently carrying Marquee.

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today. Gameday game preview

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The 2022 Game Thread procedure will be like last years, similar to what we’ve used for Spring Training.

You’ll find the game preview posted separately on the front page two hours before game time (90 minutes for some early day games following night games).

At the same time, a StoryStream containing the preview will also post on the front page, titled “Cubs vs. (Team) (Day of week/date) game threads.” It will contain every post related to that particular game, including the First Pitch Thread and the overflow thread, as well as the recap when it’s published. The recap will also live on the front page as a separate post.

You will also be able to find the preview, First Pitch Thread and the overflow thread in the box marked “Chicago Cubs Game Threads” at the bottom of the front page (you can also find them in this section link). The StoryStream for each game can also be found in that section.

The First Pitch thread will post at five minutes before game time, then an overflow thread at 90 minutes after the scheduled game time.

Discuss amongst yourselves.