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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist is Back, and the Lefties Come for Arroyo

Cubs Lineups

The Cubs have a chance to complete the sweep today in Cincinnati, and they’ll get to face 40-year-old Bronson Arroyo today in that quest.

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Here’s the Cubs’ lineup taking on Arroyo:

  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

Ben Zobrist is back in the lineup after a few days off for back issues. Otherwise, the Cubs load up on lefties to face Arroyo, who’s always had a pretty strong split in his career (lefties are generally good for 50 more points of wOBA).

Then again, it’s possible – after commendably coming all the way back from Tommy John surgery at his age – Arroyo might be equally done against all types of hitters. We’ll see if that shows up today.


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Jon Jay and Miguel Montero get the spot starts, and the regular crew goes up top. It’s all small sample and match-up optimized stuff, but Jay currently sports a 136 wRC+ and Montero is up at 141. Keep on keepin’ on, gents.

As usual we’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.


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Brett Taylor

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

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