Chicago Cubs Lineup: No Baez and No Contreras Again, Almora Leads Off

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: No Baez and No Contreras Again, Almora Leads Off

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Another chance for the Cubs to get owned by dominate Gio Gonzalez.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Albert Almora, CF
  2. Nicholas Castellanos, RF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Kris Bryant, 3B
  5. David Bote, 2B
  6. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. Victor Caratini, C
  9. Yu Darvish, P

I’ve long given up attempting to piece together rationales for lineups when it comes to certain pitchers, and Gonzalez is one of them. It just never works out, so whatever. In theory, righties crush him this year and lefties struggle. But, again: whatever.

The Cubs are still without Javy Baez, and they’re sitting down Willson Contreras with Yu Darvish on the mound, so the lineup is necessarily going to be suboptimal. Leading off Albert Almora again is one of those self-inflicted situations, though.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time.


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