Chicago Cubs Lineup: Matt Szczur Picks Up a Start

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Matt Szczur Picks Up a Start

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happy cubs old logoThe lineup is mostly the same, as the Cubs go for a sweep today against the Phillies and excellent young righty Vincent Velasquez:

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

A little order changing there at the bottom, and then, of course, Matt Szczur getting a start in favor of Jorge Soler. It’s easy to forget in the wake of Soler’s recent breakout, but Szczur was looking awfully good before he hurt his hamstring about a month ago. It’s nice to get him in there, too.

If you’re wondering why Tommy La Stella isn’t in there, it’s worth noting that Velasquez has a reverse split so far in his career, with righties faring much better against him (.280 wOBA versus .327).

Full Pre-Gamin’ coming closer to game time.

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