The Cubs started their second half in style yesterday, but today’s sledding could be tougher if Yu Darvish is totally healthy and ready to be the guy he can be.
Chicago Cubs Lineup vs. Texas Rangers (Yu Darvish):
- Tommy La Stella, 3B
- Kris Bryant, RF
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Willson Contreras, LF
- Jason Heyward, CF
- Addison Russell, SS
- Miguel Montero, C
- Jason Hammel, P
Darvish is coming back from a month off with shoulder soreness, so hopefully the Cubs can make him work, if nothing else.
Tommy La Stella has made quite a few starts lately in the leadoff spot when a righty’s on the mound, and he’s back up there today. Jason Heyward moves to center to accommodate him (by way of Kris Bryant going out to right). Miguel Montero gets the start behind the plate with the righty on the mound.
We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.