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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward Sits, Soler in Right

Cubs Lineups

happy cubs old logoThe Chicago Cubs are fresh off a four-game sweep of the Brewers, and now they’ll head to Colorado to face the Rockies.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Colorado Rockies (Tyler Anderson):

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Jorge Soler, RF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Matt Szczur, LF
  7. Wilson Contreras, C
  8. Javy Baez, 2B
  9. Kyle Hendricks, P

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With Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson on the mound, the Cubs load up with righties. Anderson sports pretty dramatic splits this year (.248 wOBA versus lefties, .324 wOBA versus righties).

That means the Cubs go with Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur in the corner spots in Coors’ spacious outfield. It could be an adventure in right for Soler, but I’ve gotta say, his defense has been a lot less noticeable lately (I just jinxed him, didn’t I?).

Jason Heyward sits against the lefty, and Ben Zobrist gets a breather.

We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.