Chicago Cubs Lineup: Making Do with Limited Lefties

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Making Do with Limited Lefties

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happy cubs old logoThe Chicago Cubs are fresh off a sweep of the Padres, and now head to Los Angeles to take on Bud Norris and the Dodgers.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Los Angeles (Bud Norris):

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

With Norris featuring some comically huge splits this year (.283.392/.518 versus lefties, .241/.288/.339 versus righties), the Cubs try to squeeze in as many lefties as they can into the lineup, being that they’re without Chris Coghlan and Tommy La Stella right now.

That means Miguel Montero is in there, at least, and he was also the catcher for Mike Montgomery’s last start – which went very well – so no complaints here. Jorge Soler also sneaks back into left field, as both of Willson Contreras and Javy Baez get the night off. Otherwise, the lineup looks about like you’d expect.

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

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.