Chicago Cubs Lineup: Morel, Crook, and Velázquez All Start!

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Morel, Crook, and Velázquez All Start!

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Okay, the Cubs are really trying to keep us in a good mood. Not only did they win a series last night on the strength of 15 runs and 23 hits, they’re hosting the Red Sox at Wrigley Field at 1:20 pm on a Friday … and they’re doing it with Christopher Morel, Narciso Crook, and Nelson Velázquez in the lineup!

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Christopher Morel, 2B
  2. Willson Contreras, C
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  5. Narciso Crook, CF
  6. Yan Gomes, DH
  7. P.J. Higgins, 1B
  8. Nelson Velázquez, RF
  9. Andrelton Simmons, SS

SP: Adrian Sampson

There’s no Nico Hoerner or Rafael Ortega (or David Bote, for that matter), today, but the Cubs are loading up on rookies. Morel is even back in the leadoff spot, after going 7-9 with a double and two homers since moving out of it.

Andrelton Simmons is at short, Higgins (who’s been swinging a nice bat) is at first, and Contreras is behind the plate.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (1:20 CT).

Author: Michael Cerami

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