The Cubs stay at Wrigley Field for their second-to-last home series of the season.
And Jason Hammel takes the ball for Chicago, with these Cubs behind him.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Cincinnati Reds (Tim Adleman):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Addison Russell, SS
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Willson Conteras, C
- Chris Coghlan, LF
- Jason Hammel, P
The Cubs are running out a fairly normal squad today, with Chris Coghlan being the lone, but inevitable variable. Tim Adelman (a righty) has been a lot worse against lefties than righties this season (.391 wOBA vs. .322 wOBA), though, so Coghlan’s inclusion makes plenty of sense – even after getting a couple of starts over the weekend.
There’s not much to add on the order of the lineup or the defensive positioning. Joe Maddon is growing predictable!
We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.