The Cubs won again last night, and today they get to face the studly Dodgers youngster for the second time.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Los Angeles (Julio Urias):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, RF
- Addison Russell, SS
- Jorge Soler, LF
- Willson Contreras, C
- Javy Baez, 2B
- Jason Hammel, P
Julio Urias, who only just turned 20 two weeks ago, is putting together a very good, albeit brief, rookie campaign. The only issue to which you could point right now for exploitation is the fact that righties are posting a wOBA a solid 50 points higher against him than lefties.
So … then … yes, the Cubs load it up with righties in the lineup, including by sitting Jason Heyward. That means both Jorge Soler and Javy Baez get in, as does Willson Contreras behind the plate. Urias will see nothing but righties today, except for Anthony Rizzo. Nice break, eh?
We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.