Tonight, the Chicago Cubs will try to sweep the Cardinals in St. Louis, returning the favor for a sweep there last month.
Chicago Cubs Lineup:
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Willson Contreras, C
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Albert Almora, CF
- Javy Baez, SS
- Jose Quintana, P
Cardinals youngster Jack Flaherty has been nails against righties this year, and much more vulnerable against lefties, so you see a very similar lineup tonight to the one the Cubs sent out last night against Carlos Martinez.
Nevertheless, Ian Happ gets a night off in favor of righty Albert Almora, whose glove in center field will undoubtedly be appreciated by Jose Quintana, who has given up a lot of hard contact to the outfield this year.
Javy Baez slides over to shortstop in favor of Addison Russell, and the lineup is otherwise the same.
As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (7:05 CT).