Chicago Cubs Lineup: Morel Gets a Start

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Morel Gets a Start

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The Cubs are going for the sweep tonight against the Pirates, and last night’s big story gets himself a shot in the starting lineup.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Rafael Ortega, CF
2. Willson Contreras, C
3. Ian Happ, LF
4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
5. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
6. Frank Schwindel, DH
7. Jonathan Villar, 2B
8. Christopher Morel, 3B
9. Andrelton Simmons, SS

SP: Drew Smyly, LHP

Christopher Morel makes his first big league start at third base – he can play pretty much anywhere – with Andrelton Simmons starting at shortstop. Since Smyly works on the ground to the left side so very often, it makes sense that you’d want Simmons at shortstop today, and Morel is a good defender at third.

The rest of the order is more or less a carbon copy of the one that put up a 7-spot last night.

We’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (6:40 CT).


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Author: Brett Taylor

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