Chicago Cubs Lineup: Yes, Happ and Contreras Are Still Here

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Yes, Happ and Contreras Are Still Here

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Tonight, the Chicago Cubs will kick off the first of four games in San Francisco, which are also their final four games before the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline. Here’s David Ross’ lineup against the lefty Alex Wood.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Chris Morel, 2B
  2. Willson Contreras, DH
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  7. Frank Schwindel, 1B
  8. Yan Gomes, C
  9. Nelson Velázquez, CF

SP: Justin Steele, LHP

Alright, let’s just immediately call out the elephant in the room: Yes, Ian Happ and Willson Contreras are both in the lineup tonight. Contreras isn’t catching, as expected, and I don’t think he really should catch another game before the deadline. There’s just no reason to risk it.

That leaves catcher open for Yan Gomes. And with a lefty on the mound, Nelson Velázquez is in the lineup instead of Rafael Ortega and Chris Morel is leading off.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (8:45 CT).

Author: Michael Cerami

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