The Chicago Cubs won the first game of their series against the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday.
And today, they’ll look to make it three in a row (they won the last game in Cincinnati, too), with Jake Arrieta on the mound.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Brewers (Taylor Jungmann):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Kris Bryant, LF
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Tommy La Stella, 3B
- Addison Russell, SS
- David Ross, C
- Jake Arrieta, P
David Ross is getting another start tonight, presumably while Miguel Montero continues to rest with a sore back. With Jon Lester going tomorrow, that will likely be three straight starts for Ross – who also got two in a row this past weekend. While Montero is the better overall catcher, Ross has been playing well lately, especially on defense.
Still, I’m guessing that the Cubs aren’t super excited to have Ross starting five games in the span of a week. Montero remains available off the bench and Javy Baez remains your emergency catcher.
Tommy La Stella also draws a start at third base, via Kris Bryant moving to left field. La Stella had a big game on Sunday (two 2Bs and a HR), so let’s see if he can keep the good times rolling. For what it’s worth, Jungmann, a righty, has been pretty much split neutral in his career.
Let’s see three in a row, eh?