The Cubs host the Royals tonight at Sloan Park for an unusual Spring night game.
Here’s tonight’s Cubs lineup:
- Jon Jay, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Addison Russell, SS
- Willson Contreras, C
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Mike Montgomery, P
- John Andreoli, LF
Starting Pitcher: Mike Montgomery
Joe Maddon is turning up for the season tonight, allowing Mike Montgomery to bat for himself in the eighth spot of the lineup. That likely indicates that we will indeed see Montgomery start early on in the year (not entirely unexpected) and that Maddon may bat the pitcher eighth again like he did in 2015.
Other than that, Jason Heyward and Willson Contreras flipped spots in the order, but I wouldn’t read too much into that just yet.
As usual, we’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.