Chicago Cubs Lineup: Sogard Over Alcantara for the Finale (UPDATE: Baez Scratched)

Social Navigation


Chicago Cubs Lineup: Sogard Over Alcantara for the Finale (UPDATE: Baez Scratched)

Chicago Cubs

Update: Javy Baez was scratched from tonight’s lineup, so this is the new one:

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Kris Bryant, RF
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Willson Contreras, C
5. Ian Happ, CF
6. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
7. Eric Sogard, 2B
8. Sergio Alcantara, SS
9. Zach Davies, P

As you can see, Alcantara has come in to replace Baez at shortstop, batting eighth, and everyone else has moved up a spot in the lineup.

Original post follows (including the old lineup).


The Cubs have already won this big weekend series against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field, and that’s all you can ever ask for. But if they take tonight’s game too, they’ll not only sweep St. Louis in front of a 100% capacity Wrigley Field crowd, but they’ll also move the Cardinals back under .500 for the first time since April 23rd. And, hey, how do you think it’ll feel to be 6.0 games back in the middle of June? Let’s do it. Here’s David Ross’ lineup for the finale.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Kris Bryant, RF
3. Javy Baez, SS
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Willson Contreras, C
6. Ian Happ, CF
7. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
8. Eric Sogard, 2B
9. Zach Davies, P

The switch-hitting, 24-year-old Sergio Alcantara went 1-3 with a homer yesterday and is hitting .310/.344/.793 (192 wRC+) overall, but it’s the 35-year-old Eric Sogard (62 wRC+) getting the start at second base today. Sogard is 2-14 with four strikeouts and no extra base hits versus Carlos Martinez for his career.

At least Patrick Wisdom is in there, in addition to Ian Happ *and* Kris Bryant who join Joc Pederson in the outfield, giving Jason Heyward a day off. This is really close to a lineup I’d like to see everyday until some guys (Nico Hoerner) heal up, but it’s not quite all the way there.

Oh, well, go get the sweep, guys.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (6:08 CT).

Carlos Martinez:



Author: Michael Cerami

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