Dodgers (4-3) @ Cubs (4-2) Game Thread (4/10/17)

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Time: 7:05 PM CT
TV: ESPN
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Gameday

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(4-2)

 

Kyle Schwarber, LF
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Ben Zobrist, RF
Addison Russell, SS
Willson Contreras, C
Jason Heyward, CF
Javy Baez, 2B
Jon Lester, P

Lester ZiPS
189.7 IP
8.92 K/9
2.14 BB/9
3.08 ERA
3.34 FIP

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(4-3)

 

 

Logan Forsythe, 2B
Corey Seager, SS
Justin Turner, 3B
Franklin Gutierrez, LF
Yasiel Puig, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Yasmani Grandal, C
Joc Pederson, CF
Alex Wood P

Wood ZiPS
123.3 IP
7.59 K/9
2.70 BB/9
4.09 ERA
4.04 FIP

Will the Cubs win? Yeah, probably

538 Forecast: 62% chance of winning

What to Watch For

1. Rizzo has been in a slump this year. It's obviously early, but the perfect remedy for that is a soft tossing lefty. For some reason, Rizzo was incredible against lefties in 2015 and still carried a .261/.366/.466 slash. Even that doesn't tell the whole story, because against LH starters he had a .925 OPS and against RH starters he had a .930. I'm looking for Rizzo to have a good game.

2. Heyward crushed the ball every time he went to the plate yesterday, and he has looked so much better in the first 6 games than he did at any point last year. It's obviously way to early to draw any definitive conclusions, but it's hard not to hope the offseason makeover carried some real results forward.

3.  Lester and Arrieta switched starts because the Brewers love to run, and the Dodgers were horrible at it last year. I'm looking to see if they try to run anyway, and if that happens, Contreras will have some opportunities to backpick and unleash the dragon. Try him, Los Angeles.

4. It's the ring ceremony today. 

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  1. Wenningtons Gorilla Cock

    myles: 4. It’s the ring ceremony today.

    False.

    That’s Wednesday. Tonight is the banner raising ceremony.

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  2. SK

    Did the Cardinals really troll the Cubs with all their trophies and shit on opening day?

    With the bullpens moved, I assume Ricketts has built more seats on the field. So I guess this makes WF more of a hitters park.

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  3. dmick89

    SK: Did the Cardinals really troll the Cubs with all their trophies and shit on opening day?

    That could also be something they do every opening day if they did that.

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  4. Berselius is too lazy to login

    SK,

    Aye, it was some sort of Cardinals history pregame thing. At least, that is what I assume, as I had the tv on mute.

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  5. cerulean

    Lester and Arrieta switched starts because the Brewers love to run, and the Dodgers were horrible at it last year.

    I think more accurate is that Clayton Richard dominated the Dodgers. They suck against southpaws.

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  6. Rizzo the Rat

    The Dodgers’ lineup isn’t too lefty-dominated this year. (The “Dodgers suck against lefties” narrative was overblown last year, too.)

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  7. Berselius is too lazy to login

    Good lord, I hope Tom doesn’t drop the trophy while throwing the pitch (dying laughing).

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  8. Berselius is too lazy to login

    That bullpen camera looks like a pinhole camera (dying laughing)

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  9. Berselius is too lazy to login

    I love how the news strip keeps talking up the 1992 World Cup as having the highest attendance ever. That event really relies on its gate to make a profit (dying laughing).

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  10. Rizzo the Rat

    dmick89,

    It seems like more of a Javy thing to do. Major Leaguers in general make far too many stupid throws, though, which is why I was worried.

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  11. cerulean

    I could have done without the Russell error, but shit happens.

    Great to see Rizzo come through with the game winner. He will be 3ā€“4 with a homerun tomorrow.

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