Tyler Chatwood Will Start Cubs Third Game of the Season, Jon Lester Gets Exhibition on Wednesday

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Tyler Chatwood Will Start Cubs Third Game of the Season, Jon Lester Gets Exhibition on Wednesday

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With Kyle Hendricks getting the Opening Day nod for the Cubs on Friday, it was time to fill out the rest of the rotation for that series against the Brewers.

As expected, Yu Darvish will start game two, and then it’ll be Tyler Chatwood, not Jon Lester, in game three. Lester will be getting one of the exhibition starts this week:

Chatwood starting game three is less about the match-up with the Brewers and less about him being slotted ahead of Lester. Instead, it’s really just a matter of Lester’s prep for the season being on a different trajectory than the other (younger) starters.

After the Brewers series, the Cubs figure to go Lester, Mills, Hendricks, Darvish against the Reds in the second series of the year (there’s no off-day in the mix).



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.