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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 2 preview, Tuesday 8/23, 7:05 CT

The Cubs go for a doubleheader sweep!

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Nice pitching and timely hitting won Game 1. Full recap tomorrow at 8 a.m. CT.

Here’s all the info you’ll need for tonight’s doubleheader Game 2.

Cubs lineup:

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

Adrian Sampson, RHP vs. Jake Woodford, RHP


Cubs fans first really started to take notice of Adrian Sampson when he had a solid outing against the Cardinals June 25 in St. Louis — two runs in five innings.

Sampson has put together good starts nearly every time out, including 5x shutout innings against the Orioles last Thursday in Baltimore.

Here’s hoping for another one of those today.

Jake Woodford has been a spot starter for games like this for the Cardinals in the past, but he has not started a game this year. In fact, he hasn’t thrown more than 27 pitches in a game since August 5, when he threw 61 for Triple-A Memphis.

So, this might wind up being a bullpen game for the Cardinals. Woodford has two appearances vs. the Cubs this year totaling 3⅔ innings. He’s allowed five hits and three runs in those outings.

That’s all I’ve got.

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

A reminder that retired Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley will be calling this game on Marquee (as well as part of the game on radio on 670 The Score).

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.