Chicago Cubs Lineup: #AlMago is BACK

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: #AlMago is BACK

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The Chicago Cubs winning streak was broken last night, but that’s okay, because now today has a chance to be amazing in two ways: the Cubs can win their series against the Rockies and start their next winning streak all at once.

Here’s how they’ll line up.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably a little upset to see Kyle Schwarber (and his 159 wRC+) out of the lineup today, even if you were expecting it with a lefty on the mound. HOWEVA, I’d like to point out that this lefty, Tyler Anderson, carries some fairly significant splits for his career. Check it out.

Versus Lefties: .295 woBA
Versus Righties: .343 wOBA

So if it helps, don’t think about today as getting Schwarber out of the lineup, as much as getting Ben Zobrist in.

And to that end ….. *drum roll* …. *&* FIRE WORKS *&* …. ellipsis … #ALMAGO is back! After getting the day off yesterday, Albert Almora and Javy Baez are back at the top of the Cubs lineup, and will look to use significant lefty/righty splits of their own to spark the Cubs offense back to life. And I really think they’re going to do it (but more on that in a bit).

Elsewhere, Willson Contreras moves back in behind the plate and the Greatest Leadoff Hitter of All Time, Anthony Rizzo, retires from his post atop the Cubs’ lineup once again, settling into a more familiar clean-up spot.

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

Author: Michael Cerami

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