Jake Arrieta is back on the mound for his normal turn, and here’s hoping he looks like Jake. No blisters, no slippery grip stuff, and no command issues. I’m not worried or anything, I just … I just … I just wanna see Jake be Jake. That’s all.
If you missed it, the Cubs’ roster is now set, pending any other injuries.
Kyle Schwarber leads off today for the Cubs, which is fun, and is a legit possibility on days when Dexter Fowler doesn’t start. Jason Heyward gets another start in center, even with Matt Szczur in the lineup, which makes you wonder if he’s the primary back-up in center field, regardless of who else is on the roster.
Today’s game will be broadcast on CSN and MLBN, and you can watch on MLB.tv. You can also listen at MLB.com or via the AtBat App. For future reference, you can check which games will be televised here.
Today’s lineup vs. the A’s (Sonny Gray)
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Jason Heyward, CF
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Tommy La Stella, 3B
- Miguel Montero, C
- Addison Russell, SS
- Matt Szczur, RF
- Jake Arrieta, P