Chicago Cubs Lineup: Morel, Ortega, *and* Velázquez? We Must Be Dreaming!

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Morel, Ortega, *and* Velázquez? We Must Be Dreaming!

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It’s weird how wrong a 1:15pm start time feels, when 1:20 just feels so right. Is that just me?

The Cubs are back at it against the Cardinals this afternoon, with Miles Mikolas on the mound for St. Louis. Here’s David Ross’ lineup for Game 2 at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Christopher Morel, 2B
  2. Rafael Ortega, CF
  3. Willson Contreras, C
  4. Ian Happ, LF
  5. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  6. Nico Hoerner, SS
  7. Yan Gomes, DH
  8. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
  9. Nelson Velázquez, RF

SP: Adrian Sampson, RHP

Well how about that! David Ross found a way to get Ortega (CF), Morel (2B), and Velázquez (RF) in the lineup at the same time! And all it took was moving Morel to the infield and Jason Heyward to the bench. And the fact that we get all that while keeping Ian Happ and Willson Contreras in the lineup is all the better.

This group remains underwhelming relative to the league, but at least we’re playing the most exciting options on a Saturday against the Cardinals. I can dig it.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post a little closer to game time (1:15 CT).


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