Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward in Center, Zobrist in Right

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward in Center, Zobrist in Right

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The Cubs will go for the series win later tonight. Here’s the lineup for Game three.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: 

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

Although today’s starter, Joe Musgrove, has always struck out lefties more easily than righties, he’s carried traditional splits – both this season and for his career:

Versus Lefties: .331 wOBA
Versus Righties: .313 wOBA

So with that in mind, Joe Maddon has decided to keep yesterday’s home run hero, Kyle Schwarber, in the lineup and in left field. Joining him in the outfield is Jason Heyward, playing center and batting second, as usual, and Ben Zobrist in right.

David Bote is back in there at third, Javy Baez and Addison Russell are your double-play combo (the Cubs had a ton yesterday) and Willson Contreras is behind the plate.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time (6:05 CT).

Author: Michael Cerami

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