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Today’s Chicago Cubs Lineup: On Repeat Again

Cubs Lineups

The Cubs dropped yesterday’s game to the Pirates, a wind-swept frustrating one. That means today’s finale is a chance for the Pirates to sweep.

Here’s the lineup that’ll try to prevent that:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Jason Heyward, CF
  7. Willson Contreras, C
  8. Jon Lester, P
  9. Javy Baez, 2B

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Look familiar? Yup, it’s the same lineup as yesterday. On most teams, that would not be especially remarkable, but for a Joe Maddon team featuring as much versatility as these Cubs, I regard it as borderline shocking. I don’t really have a problem with it, but I sure would like to see Albert Almora in there a bit more, with Ben Zobrist and/or Kyle Schwarber getting a day off.

Hey, this crew scored seven runs yesterday, so why change things too much, right?

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to the 1:20pm CT game time.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.