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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Top Four Unchanged, Happ Back in Center as Arrieta Tries Keep Cubs from Being Deep-Sixed

It’s got to work eventually, right. Joe Maddon may be crazy like a fox, but I think a lot of folks might be thinking he’s flat-out insane for doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Then again, there’s a pervasive sense that something’s got to break the right way here soon. To that end, Kyle Schwarber is right back up there in the two hole against another righty.

Maddon has said that he’s confident that his struggling slugger is mechanically sound, though the mental aspect of his game needs to come around. Last night’s home run was a good start. Ben Zobrist has been playing through a sore wrist, but he’s right back in there as well. He actually moved over to short late in Tuesday’s game, displacing Addison Russell, who himself has been the subject of injury speculation.

To that end, Russell is getting a day off as Javy Baez plays short. Ian Happ is back in the lineup, batting fifth and playing center after not starting the last two games. You could see last night in his lone at-bat that Happ is unable to either lay off or …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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