The National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants starts on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Here are all the things you need to know for the Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 1 including previews, prediction, projected lineup, TV schedule and live stream links.
Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 1 Preview
Game 1 of the NLDS will be the battle between a Cubs team looking to break a 108-year championship drought and a Giants a team that has won the World Series in even years since 2010. The Cubs has been the best team in baseball this season but they are going up against a dangerous Giants team.
Chicago won 103 games in the regular season and their roster has no real weakness. They have one of the explosive lineups in baseball, as well as a great rotation combined with the NL’s best bullpen. The Cubs are the clear favorites to win it all this year.
On the other hand, the Giants barely got into the playoffs as they avoided an epic collapse. They had the best record at the All-Star break but they had the worst record in baseball in the second half. However, San Francisco rallied in the final week of the season to earn a wildcard spot.
Madison Bumgarner cemented himself as one of the greatest postseason pitchers ever by shutting down the Mets last Wednesday in New York. The Giants will have MadBum pitching again in Game 3 in San Francisco so the team is hoping to take at least one game in Chicago.
Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 1 Prediction: Giants win 4-2.
Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 1 Projected Lineup
- Chicago Cubs: CF – Dexter Fowler, LF – Kris Bryant, 1B – Anthony Rizzo, 2B – Ben Zobrist, RF Jason Heyward, SS Addison Russell, C David Ross, 3B – Javier Baez, SP – Jon Lester
- San Francisco Giants: CF – Denard Span, 1B – Brandon Belt, C – Buster Posey, RF – Hunter Pence, SS – Brandon Crawford, LF – Angel Pagan, 2B – Joe Panik, 3B – Conor Gillaspie, SP – Johnny Cueto
Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 1 TV Schedule
- Date: October 7, Friday
- Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.
- Time: 9:15 ET
- Channel: FOX Sports 1
Cubs vs. Giants NLDS Game 1 Live Stream Links
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