Chicago Cubs Lineup: Nico Hoerner Hits Up Second Base, Ian Happ Slides to Center

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Nico Hoerner Hits Up Second Base, Ian Happ Slides to Center

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The Cubs have just two more games left this season, and although they have nothing left to play for personally, they could play a crucial role in who wins the division.

Of course that’s more of a lose-lose situation: beat the Cardinals and help the Brewers … lose and help the Cardinals. Fun.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: 

  1. Tony Kemp, RF
  2. Nico Hoerner, 2B
  3. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  4. Ian Happ, CF
  5. Jonathan Lucroy, C
  6. Victor Caratini, 1B
  7. Addison Russell, SS
  8. David Bote, 3B
  9. Cole Hamels, P

Nico Hoerner gets his first big league taste of second base, where he might try to win a job in the first half next year. Ian Happ keeps moving around, this time winding up in center field.

Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the Cardinals this evening, facing the Cubs for the fifth time this season. Here’s how things have gone between them, so far:

5/05: 5.0 IP, 6ER
6/02: 8.0 IP, 0ER
6/09: 4.1 IP, 3ER
7/30: 5.1 IP, 3ER

Also of note: Wainwright is far tougher against righties (.296 wOBA) than lefties (.349 wOBA), but he’ll get only four lefties tonight.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (6:15 CT).



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.