Chicago Cubs Lineup: Javy Baez - Leadoff Man

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Javy Baez – Leadoff Man

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happy cubs old logoThe Cubs won a wild one last night (this morning?) thanks to a Miguel Montero walk-off in the bottom of the 13th inning.

They’ll try to do the same tonight, only earlier.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Pittsburgh Pirates (Chad Kuhl):

  1. Javy Baez, 2B
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Jorge Soler, LF
  5. Jason Heyward, RF
  6. Addison Russell, SS
  7. Miguel Montero, C
  8. Matt Szczur, CF
  9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist are both getting a breather tonight, as Matt Szczur and Javy Baez take over in center field and at second base. It’s Baez, however, who replaces Fowler atop the Cubs lineup, and Jorge Soler who takes Zobrist’s spot at cleanup.

With the righty Chad Kuhl on the mound (with significant lefty/righty splits), Miguel Montero catches tonight and Jason Heyward (who’s been heating up) bats fifth.

You can expect a full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami