Chicago Cubs Lineup: Seiya Suzuki is Back!

Cubs Lineup
Cubs Lineup

The Cubs dropped the opener against the Diamondbacks last night, but they’ve got two more chances in Arizona this weekend. Here’s the lineup for Game 2 at Chase Field.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: 

1. Willson Contreras, DH
2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Yan Gomes, C
5. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
6. Frank Schwindel, 1B
7. Jason Heyward, CF
8. Jonathan Villar, 2B
9. Ildemaro Vargas, SS

Zac Gallen is on the bump for the D-Backs this evening, with five really great outings to his name this season. His last three were particularly impressive (combined): 19.1 IP, 12H, 2ER, 2BB, 17Ks. And unfortunately for the Cubs, there are no real split advantages to exploit. Gallen has been close to split neutral for his entire career, and righties are hitting him (barely) better this season.

But there’s also very good news today, as Seiya Suzuki is back in the lineup after hurting his ankle earlier this week. And he’s not just in there as the DH, he’s actually playing right field. That’s great.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (7:10 CT).

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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