Chicago Cubs Lineup: Contreras and Madrigal's Day Off

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Contreras and Madrigal’s Day Off

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The Cubs are going for the sweep in Cincinnati early this afternoon with Keegan Thompson on the mound and Yan Gomes behind the plate. Here’s a look at the rest of the Cubs lineup against the Reds right-hander Justin Dunn.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Rafael Ortega, CF
  2. Ian Happ, LF
  3. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  4. Franmil Reyes, DH
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. Patrick Wisdom, 1B
  7. Zach McKinstry, 2B
  8. Yan Gomes, C
  9. Chris Morel, 3B

SP: Keegan Thompson, RHP

With Contreras and Nick Madrigal off today (they were a combined 3-7, HR, 2BBs yesterday), Yan Gomes steps in behind the plate while Zach McKinstry slides over to second from third. That leaves the hot corner available for Morel, who’s been increasing his reps there lately, and center field open for the leadoff man Rafael Ortega.

The always-hot-in-Cincinnati Ian Happ bats second, followed by Seiya Suzuki, who had a tough day at the plate yesterday (0-5, 1K).

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (12:40 CT).

Author: Michael Cerami

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