If you love elite-level pitching then tonight’s match up of the Chicago Cubs (56-36) against the New York Mets (49-43) will have you drooling. Jake Arrieta (12-4, 2.68 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (9-4, 2.56 ERA) are as good as it gets in the National League, really in all of baseball.
Tommy La Stella is back in tonight at the lead-off spot. It seems that the rotating continues, as least until Dexter Fowler returns from his rehab assignment in Iowa. We’ll get our first chance to see Dex in the field tomorrow for the Iowa Cubs.
Ben Zobrist is back tonight after taking the last two games in a row off. Joe Maddon wanted to give Ben some rest coming out of the All-Star game.
Tuesday 7/19 6:05pm CSN, ESPN (out-of-market only)
Jake Arrieta (R)
vs. Mets – Noah Syndergaard (R)
1. Tommy La Stella (L) 3B
2. Kris Bryant (R) RF
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
5. Willson Contreras (R) LF
6. Jason Heyward (L) CF
7. Addison Russell (R) SS
8. Miguel Montero (L) C
9. Jake Arrieta (R) P