Chicago Cubs Lineup: Players Weekend Is Here! Let's See a Nickname-Filled Lineup

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Players Weekend Is Here! Let’s See a Nickname-Filled Lineup

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#PlayersWeekend is finally here, and in that spirit, we’ll do this post with nicknames only.

Here’s the Cubs group for tonight’s opener against the Phillies:

  1. Zorilla, 2B
  2. Schwarbs, LF
  3. KB, 3B
  4. Tony, 1B
  5. Happer, CF
  6. Parkman, C
  7. J-Hey, RF
  8. El Mago, SS
  9. Q, P

So it’s Zorilla leading off today against the righty Eick. Eick’s actually had pretty serious splits against lefties this season, while Zorilla is slashing .263/.341/.375 against lefties here in the second half. That’s still below average overall, but it’s certainly better than his season numbers.

Following Zorillia is Schwarbs in the two-hole – once again – and KB/Tony hitting 3/4. I’m glad to see KB stick in the lineup after returning yesterday. Hopefully, that hand injury is in the rear-view mirror. Happer is batting fifth, and then we get to Parkman.

Do you know which catcher Parkman is? I’ll give you a hint: he wasn’t with the Cubs in the first half (devilish smile). If you still don’t know, here’s your nickname cheat-sheet. The bottom of the order is comprised of J-Hey, El Mago, and Q, each of whom I think you can figure.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to Game Time (6:05 CT). Bonus, OMG:

Author: Michael Cerami

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