The Cubs head to Washington to face a very good Nationals team for three this week. Tonight, they get Max Scherzer, whom they beat at Wrigley Field back in May.
Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Washington Nationals (Max Scherzer):
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Chris Coghlan, LF
- Miguel Montero, C
- Addison Russell, SS
- Kyle Hendricks, P
For Scherzer, he’ll face lefty, lefty, Bryant, lefty, lefty, lefty, lefty to start the game, which is notable because his splits are extremely extreme this year: .149/.167/.297 for righties, .276/.372/.526 for lefties. Those numbers are all kinds of eye-popping.
Here’s hoping the Cubs can take advantage of the favorable match-up in that regard – not too many teams can throw six lefty bats out there without sending out some “he’s not a starting caliber player, but he bats lefty, so ok whatever” types.
Full Pre-Gamin’ closer to today’s game time.