Chicago Cubs Lineup: Anthony Rizzo Is Back In It, As Is Chris Coghlan (Playing Left Field)

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Anthony Rizzo Is Back In It, As Is Chris Coghlan (Playing Left Field)

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happy cubs old logoAfter an annoying loss against the Braves to start their last series at Turner Field, the Cubs look to get back on the horse today and ride out to a victory.

And really, there might not be a better way to do that than to with a lineup featuring the return of first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who was held out of Friday’s lineup with back tightness.

Saturday is a day of (hopefully) triumphant returns as Chris Coghlan receives his first start since being reacquired by the Cubs. He’ll play left field with Albert Almora Jr. getting a breather.

Here is a look at today’s Cubs lineup against Braves right-handed starter Matt Wisler, who is 0-3 with a 7.41 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 17 innings over his last three starts:

  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  6. Chris Coghlan, LF
  7. Miguel Montero, C
  8. Addison Russell, SS
  9. Jake Arrieta, P

Wisler struggled mightily in his most recent start on June 5 against the Dodgers, allowing eight earned runs on nine hits, three walks and three home runs. Perhaps the Cubs lineup, as currently constructed, can right the ship after struggling to string together offense against Bud Norris on Friday.

A full Pre-Gamin’ for your Saturday enjoyment is on its way.


Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.