It’s OK to offer a huge sigh of relief.
Even as Kris Bryant’s injury yesterday didn’t look that bad, and even as the Cubs indicated after the game that it was just a leg bruise, I don’t think anyone was about to feel completely comforted until Bryant was actually back in the lineup. And he is today. Playing third ba
Chicago Cubs Lineup vs. Cincinnati Reds (Brandon Finnegan)
- Ben Zobrist, RF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Willson Contreras, LF
- Addison Russell, SS
- Jason Heyward, CF
- David Ross, C
- John Lackey, P
- Javy Baez, 2B
The Cubs once again go with a lot of righties to face a Reds lefty, and Jason Heyward once again bats down in the six-hole. The real question on that “test drive” placement will be whether he stays there tomorrow against a righty.
Meanwhile, Addison Russell gets another shot in the five-hole, and Javy Baez moves from the leadoff spot to the secondary leadoff spot.
We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time.