Tonight, the Chicago Cubs will play the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS – a game started for the Dodgers by the youngest starter in postseason history, Julio Urias.
Here’s the lineup with which the Cubs will counter.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Los Angeles Dodgers (Julio Urias):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, LF
- Javy Baez, 2B
- Willson Contreras, C
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Addison Russell, SS
- John Lackey, P
Willson Contreras grabs the start behind the plate, catching John Lackey as he has many times before. With the lefty, Urias, on the mound for the Dodgers, the Cubs were going to want to get another right-handed bat in there and catcher was an easy place to do it. With Jon Lester expected to pitch tomorrow (and thus David Ross behind the plate), Contreras gets the nod. Hopefully he can do some damage.
Other than that, Jason Heyward steps back into right field (he did hit a homer off Urias earlier this season … more on that in a bit), Addison Russell stays in batting eighth, and Javy Baez hits fifth once again.
We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you close to game time.