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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Is This a Preview for Game One of the NLDS?

Cubs Lineups

The Cubs have just two more regular season games left in 2017.


Here’s the lineup for the first:

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

Well, how about this?

Not only have the starters returned to the lineup for this afternoon’s contest against the Reds, but this lineup smells a whole lot like an NLDS Game 1 preview. The Nationals will almost certainly be throwing righty Max Scherzer out there in game one, which means this particular group, order, and defensive alignment would make plenty of sense against him.

Query whether it’ll be Lester on the mound, of course, but this may very well be your 1-8 on October 6. And … I think it’s pretty much perfect. Thoughts?

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (3:05 CT).


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.