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Chicago Cubs Lineup: The Crew Backing Up Jose Quintana’s Debut

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After last night’s thumping, the Cubs have a chance to come out of the break with a road sweep. Given all that preceded it, you obviously couldn’t script things better. Well, unless that sweep was aided by the big-time pitching you picked up in trade over that very break.

Here’s the crew that’ll try to help new Cubs lefty Jose Quintana pull it off:

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

Against righty Ubaldo Jimenez, the Cubs bring back a couple lefties to the lineup, including Kyle Schwarber, whose been raking since his return from AAA Iowa: .278/.350/.722, and a nice 169 wRC+.

Jimenez, who has somehow managed to stay in the Orioles’ rotation despite years of struggles, has posted a 6.67 ERA this year with peripherals that nearly match. He doesn’t strike out a ton of guys, he does walk a ton of guys, and he gives up a ton of homers. In short, Jimenez has been terrible this year, and, in theory, the Cubs should put the wood to him. But you know how that can go.


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Oh, and he’ll face six lefties today. Lefties are hitting .279/.379/.662 off of him. Yo.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (12:35 CT).


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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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