Chicago Cubs Lineup: Need More Lefties (UPDATE: Patrick Wisdom Scratched)

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Need More Lefties (UPDATE: Patrick Wisdom Scratched)

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Update: Patrick Wisdom has been scratched from the lineup due to right wrist soreness. Ian Happ and Willson Contreras both move up a spot and Matt Duffy is batting fifth and playing third base: 

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Ian Happ, RF
4. Willson Contreras, C
5. Matt Duffy, 3B
6. Nick Martini, LF
7. Sergio Alcántara, SS
8. David Bote, 2B
9. Keegan Thompson, P


The Cubs have lost five games in a row and the Cardinals have won 15 straight. So, you know, not a great stretch for our boys in blue. Here’s David Ross’ lineup for the series finale in Chicago.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
4. Ian Happ, RF
5. Willson Contreras, C
6. Nick Martini, LF
7. Sergio Alcántara, SS
8. David Bote, 2B
9. Keegan Thompson, P

Lefties have hit today’s Cardinal starter, Jake Woodford, well this season (.318/.347/.533; .367 wOBA), but he’ll get only four of them today. It’s just a far cry from the days where the Cubs could absolutely overload a lineup with hitters from one side or the other.

With Happ in right, that opens up left field for Nick Martini, one of the two true lefties in the lineup today, and Rafael Ortega in center, the other one. Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom Matt Duffy are on the infield corners. David Bote is at second and that’s your Sunday lineup. Go Cubs.

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