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Kris Bryant Moves Up Again: Batting Second in Today’s Lineup

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kris bryant cubs battingI love this.

Today’s lineup continues the shake-up of the middle of the order, but in a good way. Dexter Fowler also gets a day off, so things look very different against John Lackey:


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  1. Chris Coghlan, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Miguel Montero, C
  5. Jorge Soler, RF
  6. Starlin Castro, SS
  7. Matt Szczur, CF
  8. Jake Arrieta, P
  9. Addison Russell, 2B

I’ve said for a very long time that I prefer Anthony Rizzo in the two-hole. He’s the best overall hitter on the team, and that’s where the best overall hitter should go in my book.

… but, given the way Kris Bryant has been pitched and the way he’s been greedily accepting his walks, I really have no beef with he and Rizzo going 2-3. It’s really six of one, half dozen of the other.

Split the series today, gents. It’ll very much feel like a series win.


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