The Chicago Cubs won their first game of the weekend, but could still finish the first-half below .500 if they don’t win today.
Here’s the group that’ll go against the Bucs:
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ian Happ, CF
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Willson Contreras, C
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Javy Baez, SS
- Jake Arrieta, P
With the exception of Addison Russell, who subs out at shortstop in favor Javy Baez, the Cubs are rolling with a lot of regulars today.
Given how crazy the lineup has been over the last few weeks (injuries, demotions, underperformance, etc.), it’s refreshing to see a whole bunch of the Cubs’ preseason expected starters all in one place at once.
Let’ see if they can clinch this series today and give themselves a chance to finish the first half above .500 tomorrow.
As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (6:15 CT).
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