Chicago Cubs Lineup: Loading Up with Righties Against a Righty

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Loading Up with Righties Against a Righty

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The Chicago Cubs are back in action tonight after nearly 48 hours of time off following the Field of Dreams game on Thursday. Adrian Sampson will take the mound for Chicago, and the right-hander Graham Ashcraft will be pitching for the Reds. Here’s David Ross’ lineup for Game 2 in Cincinnati.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Nick Madrigal, 2B
  2. Willson Contreras, C
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  5. Franmil Reyes, DH
  6. Nico Hoerner, SS
  7. Patrick Wisdom, 1B
  8. Nelson Velazquez, CF
  9. Zach McKinstry, 3B

SP: Adrian Sampson, RHP

I mentioned that tonight’s Reds starter, Ashcraft, is a righty, but he actually carries rather significant, reverse splits this season.

LHH vs. Ashcraft: .195/.265/.234 (.231 wOBA)
RHH vs. Ashcraft: .335/.367/.527 (.385 wOBA)

And the Cubs have clearly kept that in mind, leading off with the suddenly hot Nick Madrigal and otherwise loading the lineup with righties.

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (5:40 CT).


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Author: Michael Cerami

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