Chicago Cubs Lineup: Ortega Bats Second, Gomes Behind the Plate

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Ortega Bats Second, Gomes Behind the Plate

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Following their scheduled day off on Monday, the Chicago Cubs are back in action tonight against Luis Castillo and the Cincinnati Reds. Here’s David Ross’ lineup for the opener at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

SP: Keegan Thompson, RHP

The Cubs lineup just looks so much better with Rafael Ortega and David Bote over Jason Heyward and Jonathan Villar. Especially when we get Yan Gomes and Willson Contreras in there, via DH. Don’t get me wrong, this group isn’t going anywhere, but the product should be more watchable.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (7:05 CT).



Author: Michael Cerami

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