Chicago Cubs Lineup: Dibs New Band Name … Rizzo and the Righties!

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Dibs New Band Name … Rizzo and the Righties!

Cubs Lineups

Today, the Chicago Cubs start fresh after a frustrating series against the Indians.

Indeed, the Giants are in town for a three-game set, and are leading things off with a lefty. Here’s how the Cubs will respond.

  1. Ben Zobrist, RF
  2. Albert Almora Jr., CF
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Willson Contreras, C
  6. Javy Baez, 2B
  7. Ian Happ, LF
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Today’s Giants starter, Derek Holland, has some fairly significant and traditional lefty/right splits this seasons (in fact, all three Giants starters this weekend do), which makes lineup construction a no-brainer for Joe Maddon.

Versus Lefties: .176 wOBA
Versus Righties: .357 wOBA

So, sorry, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward, but I don’t think you’re starting today or Sunday. Meanwhile, today, the lineup is loaded with righties – aside from Anthony Rizzo – and ready to do some damage.

The Series Preview will be out shortly, and, as usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (1:20 CT).


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Author: Michael Cerami

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