Game two is set to get underway in less than a few hours now, and hopefully it goes something like game one.
Jason Hammel takes the ball, and will look to build upon a recent trend of success.
Chicago Cubs Lineup vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Chase Anderson):
- Matt Szczur, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Jorge Soler, RF
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Willson Contreras, LF
- Javy Baez, SS
- David Ross, C
- Jason Hammel, P
Despite being a righty himself, the Brewers starter today, Chase Anderson, has been crushed by fellow righties all season long. So, the Cubs are stacking the deck with righties in game two. Leading off and taking the place of Dexter Fowler, is pinch-hitting extraordinaire Matt Szczur.
Jorge Soler takes over for Jason Heyward in right field (batting cleanup), Willson Contreras takes over for Chris Coghlan in left, Javy Baez takes over shortstop and even David Ross gets in on the fun, by catching and batting eighth. All in all, Anderson will face just one lefty: Anthony Rizzo. Have fun with that, big guy.
You can expect a full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time.