Chicago Cubs Lineup: Coghlan Leading Off, Fowler Gets the Day Off

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Coghlan Leading Off, Fowler Gets the Day Off

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happy cubs old logoThe Cubs dropped the first half of their four-game set against the Sox, but rallied to win the final two.

Today, they’ll continue the interleague play, with a three game set against the Mariners. Here’s the lineup, from Joe:

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Seattle Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma):

  1. Chris Coghlan, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Jason Heyward, CF
  7. Javy Baez, 2B
  8. David Ross, C
  9. Jon Lester, P

Chris Coghlan is back in the lineup today – at the surprise expense of Tommy La Stella, who was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa – and is leading off for the Cubs. That means that Dexter Fowler gets the day off, and Jason Heyward takes over his duties in center.

Iwakuma has allowed lefties to hit him a bit better here in 2016, so today was a good day to get Coghlan back in their. Javy Baez continues to play just about everyday, as the Cubs can no longer afford to keep his scorching hot bat and plus defense out of the lineup.

David Ross is behind the plate, as the Cubs kick off a weekend series!

We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you closer to game time.

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Author: Michael Cerami

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