Well, Anthony Rizzo officially hit the disabled list and his replacement – Efren Navarro – should be joining the team soon, but today’s lineup is the same as yesterday:
Chicago Cubs Lineup:
- Ian Happ, CF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Ben Zobrist, 1B
- Willson Contreras, C
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Addison Russell, SS
- Jason Heyward, RF
- Javy Baez, 2B
- Tyler Chatwood, P
The Pirates are still throwing Ivan Nova today (more on him in the Pre-Gamin’ post), so the Cubs have decided to go with the same lineup they scheduled yesterday.
And as Brett touched on in the bullets, that includes Ian Happ up top, because Cubs Manager Joe Maddon is not ready to give up on him – which is a very good thing, because he might start seeing more playing time over the next week with Anthony Rizzo out and, thus, Ben Zobrist in the outfield less often.
It’s also a very good thing, because I drafted him in my fantasy baseball league, and that needs to start paying off soon. Still waiting, Ian!
Brett, Luis, and I will be headed to the game this afternoon, sitting in the right field bleachers. If you see us, say hi. Otherwise, we’ll have your Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (1:20 CT).