Cubs Lineup: Happ Leads Off Yet Again, Most of the Regulars Rest

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Cubs Lineup: Happ Leads Off Yet Again, Most of the Regulars Rest

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With today’s Cubs Spring Training game one of the rare night affairs, I thought it made sense to get the lineup out the door as soon as it came out, rather than making folks wait until the Pre-Gamin’, which is usually what we do in Spring Training.

So, here’s the crew that’ll head to Goodyear to take on the Indians:

  1. Ian Happ, DH
  2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  3. Albert Almora, CF
  4. Tommy La Stella, 3B
  5. Chris Gimenez, C
  6. Efren Navarro, 1B
  7. Peter Bourjos, RF
  8. Ryan Court, 2B
  9. Mike Freeman, SS

That’s a pretty typical first-half-of-Spring-Training lineup right there, with the expected big leaguers taking the top spots to maximize at bats, and then the upper-minor-league reserves filling in at the other positions while the regulars get a day off.

Ian Happ is lapping the field in leadoff starts this spring, and, since he’s done nothing but rake there, I think it’s safe to presume he’s the favorite to get leadoff starts in the regular season, too … when he’s in the lineup, which won’t necessarily be every day.

Jose Quintana makes his second spring start tonight at 7pm CT. This one is televised on WGN-9 for those in Chicago, and MLB Network for those who aren’t. Hopefully that means lots of folks will be able to watch this one.

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.