Chicago Cubs probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. New York Mets, May 1

Chicago Cubs v Boston Red Sox
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Chicago Cubs' shortstop Dansby Swanson had a throwing error in the sixth inning of the team's 4-2 loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Swanson's error was his fourth on the season and set the stage for the three-run home run allowed by Adbert Alzolay. While the Cubs undoubtedly have a problem with Alzolay that needs to be figured out, there may be an issue developing with Swanson.

Of course, after winning the Gold Glove award in each past two seasons, Swanson is going to be given the benefit of the doubt, but with his offensive shortcomings, there can't be any doubt about his defensive performance.

For comparison purposes, Swanson made 11 errors total last season. Needless to say, if Swanson's errors continue on the 4 per-month pace that was set in April, the Cubs will have a much larger problem on their hand. Mostly because Swanson could not fall back on his Gold Glove defense to justify the 92 wRC+ that he currently has on the season offensively.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Shota Imanaga takes the mound for the Cubs on Wednesday night. Imanaga continued his excellent start to his rookie with his last outing against the Boston Red Sox. Imanaga struck out 7 in 6.1 innings of work against the Red Sox last Friday while only allowing 1 run.
  • Right-handed pitcher José Buttó makes the start for the Mets on Wednesday. In 4 starts this season, Buttó has an ERA of 2.86 while averaging just over 10 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, May 1

New York Mets starting lineup, May 1

What channel is the Chicago Cubs game on today?

  • Game Time: 6:10PM CST
  • Marquee Sports Network and the Marquee Sports Network app will have the Cubs broadcast tonight.
  • Mets fans can catch the game on SNY New York

How do I stream the Chicago Cubs game today?

How can I listen to the Chicago Cubs game today?

  • The Cubs broadcast will be on WSCR 670 The Score
  • Mets fans can tune in on WCBS Newsradio 880