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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Montero Catching, Russell Gets a Breather

Cubs Lineups

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The Cubs have been rolling lately, with contributions up and down the lineup.

Today, the lineup looks most normal, with a few notable exceptions. Let’s check it out.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Miami Marlins (Tom Koehler)

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Willson Contreras, LF
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Miguel Montero, C
  8. Javy Baez, SS
  9. John Lackey, P

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Willson Contreras gets a break from catching, after taking in three straight from behind the plate, but he’ll remain in the lineup in left field after a big game yesterday (2-3, BB). With an off-day tomorrow, followed by starts from Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta on Friday and Saturday, Contreras will probably get a nice long break from catching.

Addison Russell also gets the day off with Javy Baez covering for him at shortstop. I’d tell you that the ability to have such a capable back up shortstop is invaluable, but you already know that.

John Lackey takes the mound, Ben Zobrist bats cleanup, and we’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.