Chicago Cubs Lineup: Patrick Wisdom in Left Field

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Patrick Wisdom in Left Field

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Madison Bumgarner is on the mound for the Diamondbacks this afternoon, and the Cubs lineup looks a little different. Check it out.

Chicago Cubs Lineup: 

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

SP: Justin Steele, LHP

What a wild lineup. Five of the Opening Day starters are out for various reasons (Nico Hoerner, Nick Madrigal, and Jason Heyward are hurt/on the IL, while Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ are just getting the day off).

Meanwhile, Patrick Wisdom is playing left field to make room for Jonathan Villar … who’s getting another shot at third base (likely because he’s 5-7 with two doubles, a homer, and a walk against Bumgarner). And beyond that, Christopher Morel is getting more exposure in center field and Willson Contreras continues to lead off and DH against left-handers.

Crazy group for your Saturday. I hope it works.

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Author: Michael Cerami

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