It’s going to be a wonderful day today, folks. Fall is just around the corner, the air is clear and the Chicago Cubs (86-47) are rocking out the North Side of Chicago. It’s a wonderful time to be a Cubs fan, indeed.
What better way to celebrate the first Friday in September, and the start of Labor Day Weekend, then with a day game at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester (14-4, 2.70 ERA) is on the hill today for the Cubs as they’re looking for their fifth straight win. They head into today’s game with an enormous 15.5 game lead over the second place St. Louis Cardinals.
With the San Francisco Giants playing right-handed pitcher Albert Suarez in the game today there’s a more lefty-centric lineup in for the Cubs. Chris Coghlan is in left field today batting fifth in the order. Jason Heyward, who has been tearing it up the last 14 days slashing .325/.341/.475, is in right field.
Here’s today’s Chicago Cubs lineup: