Chicago Cubs Lineup: Will This Be the NLDS Game 1 Lineup?

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Will This Be the NLDS Game 1 Lineup?

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The Chicago Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field tonight, which also happens to be Social Media Night!

I’ll be there for the fun before the game and then out in the bleachers for the (hopeful) fun during the game. Come say hi.

Chicago Cubs Lineup v. Cincinnati Reds (Josh Smith):

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

Nearly every time Jon Lester has taken the mound in the past few months, this has been the lineup and defensive positioning behind him. Given our expectation that Lester will take game one of the NLDS, this very well may be your Game 1 lineup, as well.

We’re still a couple weeks away, but it’s pretty exciting to think about already.

Otherwise everything is perfectly normal: Dexter Fowler leads off, Kris Bryant follows, Anthony Rizzo is in the hole, and Ben Zobrist is batting cleanup once again.

We’ll have a full Pre-Gamin’ for you 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