Chicago Cubs Lineup: Madrigal Leads Off

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Madrigal Leads Off

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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).

Author: Michael Cerami

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