The Braves are playing a game tonight! Feel free to channel your outrage towards the front office for their drafting strategy here, but do so while simultaneously watching the Braves game and joining us in tonight's game thread.
Bud Norris makes his second start on Friday after being forced back into the rotation following Mike Foltynewicz going on the disabled list. In his last start -- his first since April 27 -- he held the Los Angeles Dodgers to one run in five innings of work.
Of note, Anthony Rizzo is 0-for-10 lifetime against Norris.
Jason Hammel gets the start for the Cubs, and has been great so far this year, posting a 7-1 record to start his season.
The game starts at 7:35 ET and can be seen on FOX Sports South.
|CHICAGO CUBS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Ender Inciarte - CF|
|Jason Heyward - RF||Chase d'Arnaud - SS|
|Kris Bryant - LF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Anthony Rizzo - 1B||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Ben Zobrist - 2B||Adonis Garcia - 3B|
|Javier Baez - 3B||Tyler Flowers - C|
|Miguel Montero - C||Jace Peterson - 2B|
|Addison Russell - SS||Bud Norris - RHP|
|Jason Hammel - RHP||Mallex Smith - LF|