Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jon Lester on the Hill

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jon Lester on the Hill

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This evening will mark the second-to-last game of the Cubs’ 2021 season, and the second Cubs start against Jon Lester as a Cardinal. The Cubs got to Lester well enough the last time they met, but he generally limited the actual damage (5.0 IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 6Ks). Let’s see if they can do it again.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Willson Contreras, C
2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Matt Duffy, 3B
5. Trayce Thompson, RF
6. Sergio Alcántara, SS
7. Trent Giambrone, 2B
8. Johneshwy Fargas, CF
9. Adrian Sampson, P

With the lefty, Lester, on the mound, David Ross has his catcher, Willson Contreras, up atop the batting order, as he tends to against most lefties, and no true lefties in the lineup (there are a couple of switch hitters, Happ and Alcántara, but they’ll both hit from the right side tonight).

Trent Giambrone is getting another start and Johneshwy Fargas is up and in center field tonight, batting eighth.

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

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Author: Michael Cerami

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