Chicago Cubs Lineup: Going For the Sweep

The Chicago Cubs already clinched a series win against the defending world champs from Atlanta. But completing a sweep means the Braves have to vacate their title and give it to the Cubs. It’s somewhere in the league bylaws. In the small print. Trust me. It’s there. That’s how things like this work.

Here’s how the Cubs will take the field in their attempt to complete the three-game weekend sweep.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

  1. Christopher Morel, CF
  2. Willson Contreras, DH
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Jonathan Villar, 2D
  5. Patrick Wisdom, 3D
  6. Nico Hoerner, SS
  7. Yan Gomes, C.
  8. Jason Heyward, RF
  9. Alfonso Rivas, 1B

SP: Kyle Hendricks, RHP

Ahhh, the joys of the DH. Willson Contreras’ all-star bat stays in the lineup without missing a beat. And did you know that today’s starter Kyle Hendricks has a 0.63 ERA, 3-to-1 K/BB ratio in 14.1 innings when he is throwing to Yan Gomes? It isn’t a large sample of starts or innings, but it is still notable.

We’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ post closer to game time (1:20 pm CT).

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