The Contreras Brothers Will Hit Back-to-Back in the NL Starting Lineup

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The Contreras Brothers Will Hit Back-to-Back in the NL Starting Lineup

Chicago Cubs

Was it smart to let the All-Star starting lineups drop at the exact same time Day 2 of the MLB Draft is starting? Nope! That’s MLB for ya, though.

As you know by now, the Cubs are sending two representatives to the 2022 MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles (tomorrow night), Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. The former is making his third All-Star start behind the plate, and the latter hopes to get in the game sometime down the line. In the meantime, I thought you might want to see the starting lineups, especially because Willson and his brother William, who’s the starting DH representing the Braves, are hitting back-to-back!

NL Starting Lineup:

  1. Ronald Acuña Jr., RF
  2. Mookie Betts, CF
  3. Manny Machado, 3B
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  5. Trea Turner, SS
  6. Willson Contreras, C
  7. William Contreras, DH
  8. Joc Pederson, LF
  9. Jeff McNeil, 2B

SP: Clayton Kershaw, LHP

Willson is slashing .253/.366/.455 (133 wRC+) this season, his final under club control with the Cubs. He is largely expected to be traded over the next two weeks. William is slashing .260/.345/.532 (142 wRC+).

AL Starting Lineup:

  1. Shohei Ohtani, DH
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Rafael Devers, 3B
  4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B
  5. Giancarlo Stanton, LF
  6. Byron Buxton, CF
  7. Tim Anderson, SS
  8. Andres Gimenez, 2B
  9. Alejandro Kirk, C

SP: Shane McClanahan, LHP

Shohei Ohtani is leading off for the AL, and although was added to the All-Star team as both a starter *and* a DH, he has reportedly asked not to pitch in the event.



Author: Michael Cerami

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