Whether it’s a statistical fluke or a real human reaction, Jorge Soler’s numbers are not particularly strong when the temperatures dip below 50 degrees and he dons the ninja mask.
And whether it’s for that reason, or other match-up-related issues, Soler is sitting tonight in favor of Chris Coghlan in right field:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 18, 2015
Otherwise, tonight’s lineup looks pretty standard for the Cubs in a Jake Arrieta start.
Hopefully the bats can solve Noah Syndergaard’s extreme velocity, and get that pitch count up.