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Chicago Cubs Face Off Against Texas Rangers in Highly Anticipated MLB Opener with Different Pitching Probables and Injury Lists

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Chicago Cubs to take on defending World Series champions Texas Rangers on Opening Day 2024 in Arlington, Texas

As Opening Day for Major League Baseball (MLB) approaches, the Chicago Cubs are set to face off against the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers in a highly anticipated baseball game. The game will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT.

The two teams have different pitching probables for the game. For the Cubs, Justin Steele will be taking the mound with a record of 0-0, while Nathan Eovaldi will be starting for the Rangers and also has a record of 0-0. The Cubs had an overall record of 83-79 last season, with a solid road record of 38-43. Their pitching staff boasted an impressive collective ERA of 4.09 and averaged 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings during the 2023 season. In contrast, the Texas Rangers had a slightly better overall record of 90-72 last season, with an impressive home record of 50-31. Their pitching staff averaged just under nine strikeouts per nine innings and gave up only about four runs per game in the same season.

In terms of injuries, both teams have players on their respective injury lists as they prepare for the start of the season. The Texas Rangers have Jacob deGrom on the 60-Day IL for elbow issues and Carson Coleman on the same list due to elbow problems. On the other hand, no players are currently listed on the Cubs’ injury report as they approach their home opener at Wrigley Field against Colorado Rockies on April Fool’s Day next year (April 1).

By Samantha Jones

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