The Cubs will try to win this series against the Phillies and righty Vincent Velasquez today, and they’ll have a new starter in the lineup to help do it.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Philadelphia Phillies (Vincent Velasquez):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Albert Almora, LF
- Miguel Montero, C
- Javy Baez, SS
- John Lackey, P
Albert Almora technically made his big league debut last night with a pinch hit appearance, but today feels more like his real debut. That’ll be fun. Hopefully he makes a sparkling play or five and gets his first big league hit.
Addison Russell gets a day off, with Javy Baez covering shortstop.
Full Pre-Gamin’ closer to today’s game time.