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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Maddon Goes with Lefties Over Defense

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Yesterday’s Cubs/Cardinals’ finale was postponed due to rain, but thankfully the second built-in off day of the week provided some cover (I never thought I’d be happy about two off-days in a week).

So, here we are trying once again.

Here’s the Cubs lineup against the Cardinals:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Miguel Montero, C
  8. John Lackey, P
  9. Jon Jay, CF
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I just noticed that the Cubs are starting three former Cardinals – Jason Heyward, John Lackey, and Jon Jay – against St. Louis today. And to that end, I guess, the Cardinals are starting their former Cub, Dexter Fowler, in some sort of sick retaliation (I kid). Small league.

Miguel Montero and Jay are making their season debuts today, against a righty, Lance Lynn, who’s struggled with lefties throughout his career. In exchange, three defensively minded Cubs – Willson Contreras, Javy Baez, and Albert Almora – are on the bench.

As we’ve seen through Maddon’s first two years as the Cubs’ manager, you can never really expect one lineup for more than a day or two. Not when there’s this many toys to play with.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time!


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.

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