Chicago Cubs Lineup: Rafael Ortega and the Regulars

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Rafael Ortega and the Regulars

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The Cubs have lost eleven games in a row, but unfortunately they’ve got another tough matchup tonight against Zack Wheeler. Here is David Ross’ lineup for Game 3 against the Phillies.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Kris Bryant, 3B
3. Javy Baez, SS
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Willson Contreras, C
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. Nico Hoerner, 2B
8. Rafael Ortega, CF
9. Alec Mills, P

Wheeler is having an absolutely monster season here in 2021. Through 17 starts, he’s earned 4.2 WAR with a 2.05 ERA and 2.35 FIP. He’s been tough against both righties (.237 wOBA) and lefties (.237 wOBA), and he’s striking out batters at a 31.2% clip (with just a 5.6% walk rate). The Cubs have lost eleven games in a row heading into this game and swing-man Alec Mills is on the mound. Good luck, Cubs!

The Cubs lineup is pretty straight forward across the board today, with Rafael Ortega as the only “non-regular” playing, and he’s taking the most fluid spot in the field/lineup (CF).

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (7:05 CT).

Zack Wheeler:



Author: Michael Cerami

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