Chicago Cubs Lineup: It's Hayden Wesneski Day!

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: It’s Hayden Wesneski Day!

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Cubs pitching prospect Hayden Wesneski makes his second big-league start tonight in Pittsburgh. PNC Park is a nice stadium that I’d recommend visiting as a fan. And not just because I saw Kyle Schwarber launch a dinger into the Allegheny River that crushed Gerrit Cole’s soul!

Anyway, here’s what it looks like behind Wesneski for his first start as a Cub.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Zach McKinstry, 2B
  2. Ian Happ, LF
  3. Franmil Reyes, DH
  4. Yan Gomes, C
  5. David Bote, 3B
  6. Alfonso Rivas, 1B
  7. Nelson Velásquez, RF
  8. Michael Hermosillo, CF
  9. Christopher Morel, SS

SP: Hayden Wesneski, RHP

Mitch Keller, the Pirates starter opposing Wesneski has been surprisingly cromulent since the All-Star Break. Keller has pitched to a 3.17 ERA in 54 innings over 10 starts. Even still … Ian Happ owns his soul to the tune of a .500/.600/1.000 slash line in 14 at-bats. Nothing like a 1.611 OPS against tonight’s starter when you’re the No. 2 hitter in the lineup. Maybe today is a good one to take a wager on a Happ total bases or home run prop bet?

As usual, we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (5:35 CT).



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.