Chicago Cubs Lineup: Arrieta Seeking to Squash Cardinals Resistance
Resistance is futile. The St. Louis Cardinals (37-33) are simply delaying the inevitable. The moment that will come later this season when the Chicago Cubs (47-22) no longer have to consider the Cardinals, when they will become obsolete. It’s coming.
Tonight is not that night. The Cubs have to at least consider them but, with Jake Arrieta (11-1, 1.74 ERA) pitching, that consideration should be minimal as long as Jake is Jake.
Matt Szczur is manning center field tonight, filling in for Dexter Fowler who’s on the 15-day DL. Addison Russell takes the night off, with Javier Baez covering shortstop in his absence. Chris Coghlan is next man up tonight in left field.
Jake Arrieta (R)
vs. Cardinals – Michael Wacha (R)
1. Chris Coghlan (L) LF
2. Jason Heyward (L) RF
3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
5. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
6. Miguel Montero (L) C
7. Javier Baez (R) SS
8. Matt Szczur (R) CF
9. Jake Arrieta (R) P