Today's Chicago Cubs Lineup: Hey, This Looks Familiar

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Today’s Chicago Cubs Lineup: Hey, This Looks Familiar

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The Cubs dropped yesterday’s opener against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates, and today they’ll try again against Tyler Glasnow.

Here’s the lineup that’ll face him:

  1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Ben Zobrist, RF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Jason Heyward, CF
  7. Willson Contreras, C
  8. Jake Arrieta, P
  9. Javy Baez, 2B

A different pitcher and catcher combo for the Cubs today, but otherwise, this is the same lineup as yesterday. Interesting, no? Jason Heyward is seeing a ton of time in center field here in the early going.

Glasnow doesn’t have any kind of big league split, and he also doesn’t have many big league innings, so I don’t know that there’s too much of that factoring into the lineup. It appears to be more about just getting the ideal combination of bats and gloves out there.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to the 1:20pm CT game time.

In the meantime, why not check out the set of morning Bullets that just went up? Or perhaps poke around a big sale on Cubs gear at Fanatics?

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.