Last night’s Cubs game went exceedingly well from an offensive perspective, so there should be little surprise that Joe Maddon is gonna let the same group – for the most part – roll out there again tonight.
Here’s the Cubs’ lineup against the Phillies:
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, RF
- Addison Russell, SS
- Jason Heyward, CF
- Miguel Montero, C
- Jake Arrieta, P
- Javy Baez, 2B
The lineup is the exact same as last night, with the only change being the battery: Jake Arrieta starts, and Miguel Montero tags in for Willson Contreras behind the plate.
Righty Jerad Eickhoff is on the mound for the Phillies, and that’s your reason for getting Montero in the mix: although Eickhoff has dominated righties in his young career (.206/.245/.350), he’s been pounded by lefties (.268/.327/.490). So, go get him Schwarber, Rizzo, Zobrist, Heyward, and Montero. Well, and the four righties, too.
As usual, we’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time (7:05pm CT).