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Mets Vs. Cubs Preview: Anthony Rizzo Debuts On Tuesday

When the Chicago Cubs take the field on Tuesday night against the New York Mets, the atmosphere at Wrigley Field will be much different than it has been for most of the 2012 season. For at least one night their 25-48 record won't matter, because 22-year-old prospect Anthony Rizzo will make his Cubs debut. He is expected to start at first base and hit either third or fourth in the lineup, and everyone will be watching very closely. Rizzo played poorly when called up as a member of the San Diego Padres last season -- posting a .141/.281/.242 over 153 MLB plate appearances in 2011 -- but Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer hope things will go much better this time around.

Here is the TV schedule and game information for Tuesday's game:

Game 2 Date & Time: Tuesday, June 26, 7:05 p.m. CT


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