Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay Leads Off, Zobrist Cleans Up in Wrigley’s First-Ever Friday Night Game

There’ll be no fear of sunburn when the Brewers and Cubs take the field, though the visitors may still be a little hot and bothered by the notion of being forced to play a night game. As you may recall, the Brewers took serious issue with the Cubs getting a one-time exception from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and local alderman Tom Tunney to push back the scheduled start due to Thursday night’s finale in Pittsburgh.

With the two teams locked in a tight division race for much of the season, the Cubs making the move purely for competitive purposes just rubbed Milwaukee the wrong way. Then again, what doesn’t? This isn’t the first time the Brewers have gotten upset about a decision the Cubs have made, though I’d be upset too if my home park turned into Wrigley North 10 times a year.

Jon Jay will get things started in left, after which we’ll see Kris Bryant back in the two-hole and Anthony Rizzo batting third. That means Ben Zobrist is hitting fourth, which I’m sure a lot of folks won’t like.

But against a right-handed starter, the switch-hitting Zobrist makes a lot more sense than you might …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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