happy cubs old logoThe Cubs go for the series sweep behind Jake Arrieta today against lefty Patrick Corbin.

Since Corbin is especially tough on lefties and susceptible to righties, there are a bunch of switcharoos today:

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  3. Kris Bryant, 1B
  4. Jorge Soler, LF
  5. Javy Baez, 3B
  6. Addison Russell, SS
  7. Matt Szczur, RF
  8. Miguel Montero, C
  9. Jake Arrieta, P



Montero is the only lefty in the lineup, partly because David Ross caught yesterday and will again for Jon Lester, and partly because Montero and Arrieta seem to work well together.

Lefties Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward get the day off, though they could very plausibly get into the game later.

Let’s see if Addison Russell can finally have a breakout game against a lefty. His reverse split for his career is just crazy (101 wRC+ versus righties, 53(!) against lefties).




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