Chicago Cubs probable pitchers & starting lineup vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, May 16

Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates
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Don't look now but Pete Crow-Armstrong is turning into a Major League Baseball player.

That's not meant to be a slight towards Crow-Armstrong, who is still considered by many to be the Cubs' top prospect.

Fans may have developed a case of prospect fatigue regarding Crow-Armstrong. Crow-Armstrong went hitless in a stint at the Major League level in September last season, and those who took David Ross' word as gospel likely were ready to give up on the outfield prospect.

There is a reason why Ross is no longer the manager of the Cubs. Craig Counsell is not afraid of playing young players, and Crow-Armstrong has benefited from that this season.

in 59 plate appearances, Crow-Armstrong is slashing .255/.316/.392 with a 103 wRC+. Crow-Armstrong's offensive approach this season has been refreshing. Crow-Armstrong's improved offensive output has come while the Cubs' rookie is proving why many were ready to award him a Gold Glove award before he even reached the Major League level. Crow-Armstrong already has recorded 3 outs above average with 6 defensive runs saved in 21 games played this season.

Probable starting pitchers

  • Justin Steele will pitch for the Cubs in their first game of a four-game weekend set against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Steele struggled in his last start against the Pirates, giving up 6 runs in 4 innings.
  • Jared Jones will start for the Pirates. In his last start against the Cubs, Jones was the losing pitcher of record, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings of work.

Chicago Cubs starting lineup, May 16

Pittsburgh Pirates starting lineup, May 16

What channel is the Chicago Cubs game on today?

  • Game Time: 6:40 PM CST
  • Marquee Sports Network and the Marquee Sports Network app will have the Cubs broadcast tonight.
  • Pirates fans can catch the game on SportsNet Pittsburgh

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
  • Pirates fans can tune in on 93.7 The Fan