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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers preview, Friday 8/26, 7:10 CT

The Cubs open their last 2022 series against the Brewers.

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Today’s roster move: Here

Friday notes...

  • A STRANGE SPLIT: The Cubs are 3-3 against the Brewers in Milwaukee so far this year, but have been outscored 29-16 in the six games, largely because of two blowout losses in April (11-1 and 9-1).
  • ANOTHER STRANGE SPLIT: Marcus Stroman, at home this year: eight starts, 6.92 ERA, 1.488 WHIP, eight HR allowed in 40⅓ innings. Marcus Stroman on road this year: 10 starts, 2.08 ERA, 1.030 WHIP, four HR allowed in 56⅓ innings. Stroman’s next two starts should be on the road.
  • HE’S HOT: Seiya Suzuki, last six games: .389/.450/.611 (7-for-18), a double, a home run, only two strikeouts.
  • HE’S NOT: Patrick Wisdom, last eight games: .133/.212/.333 (4-for-30), 12 strikeouts.

Here are today’s particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Brewers lineup:

Justin Steele, LHP vs. Freddy Peralta, RHP


Justin Steele had what was probably his best start of the year last Sunday against the Brewers at Wrigley Field: Six innings, two hits, no runs, nine strikeouts.

Another one just like it, please.

Since June 29 Steele has a 1.47 ERA and 1.204 WHIP in nine starts, with 59 strikeouts in 49 innings. That ERA ranks first among N.L. starting pitchers in that span and second among all major league starting pitchers (minimum eight starts), behind only Justin Verlander (1.36 ERA).

That’s just outstanding. Keep up the good work!

Freddy Peralta threw six good innings against the Cubs last Saturday at Wrigley Field: Six innings, two runs. The Cubs won the game anyway, 6-5.

Peralta has a 5.67 ERA and 1.259 WHIP in six starts at home this year, so perhaps the Cubs can take advantage of that.


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.