Chicago Cubs probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. New York Mets, May 2

Chicago Cubs v Boston Red Sox
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Reinforcements are on the way for the Chicago Cubs pitching staff and that will signal the return of the team's Opening Day starter, Justin Steele.

Steele made a start for the Iowa Cubs on Wednesday, where he pitched a total of 63 pitches while going 3.1 innings pitched and striking out 4. Steele will meet the Cubs when they return to Chicago ahead of their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Craig Counsell did not reveal what the next step will be in Steele's recovery but there is a chance that his next start is at the Major League level when the Cubs play the San Diego Padres next week at Wrigley Field.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Ben Brown is on the mound for the Cubs on Thursday. It would seem that if Steele does make the start against the Padres next week, Brown will be the pitcher removed from the starting rotation. Brown failed to make it past the fourth inning in his last start as he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 3.2 innings of work against the Boston Red Sox last weekend. What will be curious will be what the Cubs do with Brown after Steele returns. Brown seemed to have thrived as a bulk reliever out of the bullpen, and that could be his role moving forward.
  • Right-handed starting pitcher Adrian Houser gets the start for the Mets on Thursday. The Cubs should have plenty of scoring opportunities against Houser today, who has an 8.37 ERA on the season through 5 starts.

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, May 2

New York Mets starting lineup, May 2

What channel is the Chicago Cubs game on today?

  • Game Time: 12:10PM 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