Chicago Cubs Lineup: Maddon Sticks with Same Bat Men to Face Dark Knight

In what comes as something of a mild shock, the Cubs are going with the exact same lineup for the second straight night. Ben Zobrist leads off, Kris Bryant hits second, Anthony Rizzo third, and Willson Contreras cleans up.

The recently-returned catcher walked in his first three plate appearances in his first start off the DL and it’s really encouraging that he’s right back in there tonight. While seeing WillCo on the bases was a good thing, there was a scary moment as I kept envisioning that hammy seizing up when he got caught in a rundown and started cutting and breaking back and forth.

Ian Happ is in center and batting fifth, followed by Kyle Schwarber, who was 3-for-3 with a home run last night. Both Happ and Schwarber, along with Rizzo, homered the last time they faced Matt Harvey, so here’s to hoping we see more of that.

Jason Heyward and Javy Baez once again comprise the bottom of the order.

Jon Lester shut down the Pirates in his last start and will be looking to do the same against a Mets lineup that doesn’t necessarily jump off the page. Prone to the occasional hiccup outing this season, Lester really needs to …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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