Patrick Wisdom in Left Field

Madison Bumgarner is on the mound for the Diamondbacks this afternoon, and the Cubs lineup looks a little different. Check it out.

Chicago Cubs Lineup:

1. Willson Contreras, DH
2. Jonathan Villar, 3D
3. Seiya Suzuki, RF
4. Yan Gomes, C.
5. Frank Schwindel, 1B
6. Patrick Wisdom, LF
7. Christopher Morel, CF
8. Ildemaro Vargas, 2B
9. Andrelton Simmons, SS

SP: Justin Steele, LHP

What a wild lineup. Five of the Opening Day starters are out for various reasons (Nico Hoerner, Nick Madrigal, and Jason Heyward are hurt/on the IL, while Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ are just getting the day off).

Meanwhile, Patrick Wisdom is playing left field to make room for Jonathan Villar … who’s getting another shot at third base (likely because he’s 5-7 with two doubles, a homer, and a walk against Bumgarner). And beyond that, Christopher Morel is getting more exposure in center field and Willson Contreras continues to lead off and DH against left-handers.

Crazy group for your Saturday. I hope it works.

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