The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will kick off the 2022 season at Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs are hoping to reach the postseason again after missing out last year, while the Brewers are attempting to repeat as National League Central champions. The pitching matchup will feature Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks going up against Brewers righty and reigning Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes.
The Cubs and Brewers have met on Opening Day twice before, both coming since Milwaukee moved to the NL Central to begin the 1998 season. They've split those games, with the Brewers winning in 2008 and losing in 2020. Each of those contests has taken place at Wrigley Field.
Other information on the Brewers vs. the Cubs, including live stream details, are below. You can view the full schedule for Opening Day here.
Brewers vs. Cubs
Date: Thursday, April 7 | Time: 2:20 p.m. ET
Location: Wrigley Field - Chicago
Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) | TV: Bally Sports, MLB Network
Probable pitchers: RHP Corbin Burnes (MIL) vs. RHP Kyle Hendricks (CHC)
Odds: MIL -170; CHC +150; O/U: 10.5 runs (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Brewers: The Brewers are coming off a fairly quiet winter. Their biggest additions were a pair of outfielders, in Andrew McCutchen and Hunter Renfroe (acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox that also involved Jackie Bradley Jr.). Pitchers winning consecutive Cy Young Awards has become more common in recent years, with Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, and Tim Lincecum all accomplishing it since the start of the 2008 season. Burnes will give it his best shot, beginning on Thursday.
Cubs: These aren't yesteryear's Cubs. Rather, Chicago's bunch has a new-look core that features offseason additions Seiya Suzuki and Marcus Stroman. The Cubs also added a slew of other veteran names you might recognize, including Drew Smyly, Mychal Givens, Daniel Norris, Yan Gomes, and Clint Frazier. Will those additions be enough for the Cubs to make the newly expanded postseason? Maybe not, but at least it gives Chicago's faithful a reason to watch.