Chicago Cubs Lineup: Madrigal Leads Off

Cubs Lineup
Cubs Lineup

The Cubs are so streaky this year.

More bad than good, obviously, but here they are, back in third place, with a chance at a three-game sweep. Two days ago, they were riding a five-game losing streak in last place of the NL Central. Anyway, here’s the Morel-Less lineup for the finale at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

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

SP: Adrian Sampson, RHP

Without knowing for sure, you should be able to tell the Cubs are facing a left-handed pitcher today. Rafael Ortega is on the bench, Patrick Wisdom is batting higher in the order, and Nelson Velázquez is actually getting a start.

Normally, this lineup would feature Chris Morel leading off, but he exited yesterday’s game with some hamstring tightness. So I’m guessing he’s headed towards a nice little rest.

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

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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