Chicago Cubs Lineup: Seiya Suzuki is BACK!

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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Seiya Suzuki is BACK!

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And the Chicago Cubs never lost again ….

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Willson Contreras, C
  2. Seiya Suzuki, RF
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Patrick Wisdom, 3B
  5. Nico Hoerner, SS
  6. Franmil Reyes, DH
  7. David Bote, 1B
  8. Nelson Velázquez, CF
  9. Chris Morel, 2B

SP: Javier Assad, RHP

The Phillies are throwing left-hander Ranger Suárez in the finale this afternoon, and he’s carrying some pretty stark lefty/righty splits this season:

vsLHH: .178/.218/.246 (.208 wOBA)
vsRHH: .260/.335/.401 (.325 wOBA)

And those numbers are almost identical throughout his entire career. Which is why you’re happy to see the Cubs load up on righties this afternoon, starting with Willson Contreras, who’s making his return behind the plate, and …. SEIYA SUZUKI!

Suzuki is returning to the starting lineup this afternoon, following a hit-by-pitch and trip to the paternity (restricted) list for the birth of his child. It’s good to have him back; let’s hope he picks up right where he left off before leaving: Since August 9 (142 PAs), he’s slashing .299/.373/.472 (139 wRC+).

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