The bats have been slumbering lately, and with a bullpen day on tap, the Cubs could really use a breakout from these guys.
Here’s the group to face Anthony DeSclafani today:
- Tommy La Stella, 3B
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Willson Contreras, C
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Addison Russell, SS
- Ian Happ, CF
- Luke Farrell, P
As you can see from the lineup, the Cubs are going lefty heavy in this one (including giving Kris Bryant the day off), which means big splits for DeSclafani, right?
Right! For his career, DeSclafani cedes an extra 60(!) points of wOBA to lefties, and it’s been even more extreme this year. So this was definitely a day to get guys like La Stella and Happ in there. Hopefully it makes a difference.
We’ll have more in the Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (3:10 pm CT).