Chicago Cubs: Caratini Shuffles In, Zobrist Moves Up

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Chicago Cubs: Caratini Shuffles In, Zobrist Moves Up

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The Chicago Cubs have taken the first two games of this series in glorious run-scoring fashion. Here’s the group that’ll try to keep it up today.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: 

  1. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  2. Nicholas Castellanos, RF
  3. Kris Bryant, 3B
  4. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  6. Victor Caratini, C
  7. Jason Heyward, CF
  8. Nico Hoerner, SS
  9. Jose Quintana, P

Trevor Williams is on the mound for the Pirates today, and the right-hander has been hit hard by lefties this season:

LHH v. Williams: .340/.388/.558 (.391 wOBA)
RHH v. Williams: 
.248/.299/.459 (.312 wOBA)

He’ll face five today, including Victor Caratini, who slides into the starting lineup in place of Willson Contreras, and Ben Zobrist, who’s batting fifth. Everything else is the same as yesterday … let’s hope the score is too.

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



Author: Michael Cerami

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