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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 2 preview, Thursday 8/4, 6:45 CT

The Cubs look to split their doubleheader with the Cardinals.

Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images

Roster move for Game 2: Here

Here’s all the rest of the info you’ll need for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader.

Cubs lineup:

Cardinals lineup:

Sean Newcomb, LHP vs. Jose Quintana, LHP


If this pitching matchup had happened in early April, it would have been Braves vs. Pirates. Both of these pitchers have been traded this year.

Sean Newcomb, though, had to go to Triple-A Iowa to work on things, first after an IL stint, then on option. He’s been recalled to start this game. In seven MLB appearances this year (three for Atlanta, four for the Cubs) he... well, trust me, you really don’t want to see his numbers. Click here if you really do. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

At Iowa he’s made 12 appearances (one start) with a 3.38 ERA and 1.250 WHIP, with 31 strikeouts in 24 innings. He was stretched out to 71 pitches in his last outing, so hopefully he can give the Cubs five innings tonight.

After a few years ruined by injury, and you’re certainly familiar with that, Jose Quintana resurrected his career with the Pirates, enough so that he got himself traded to the contending Cardinals. This is his Cardinals debut.

He’s made three starts for the Cubs this year and posted a 2.81 ERA and 1.250 WHIP in 16 total innings. Current Cubs are hitting .227 (15-for-66) against Q with one home run (Seiya Suzuki).


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.