Kyle Hendricks (15-8, 2.06 ERA) looks to continue his magical season as he takes the mound tonight for the Chicago Cubs (99-56) who, by the way, have been having a pretty magical season themselves. In the midst of that magical season they’ve also completely dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates (77-78), going 12-3 against them this season. You can check out our series preview here.
Joe Maddon has a mix of regulars and reserves going tonight and it’s a pretty interesting lineup.
Chris Coghlan batting lead-off and playing left field, followed by Kris Bryant, in his customary #2 spot in the order, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras, who’s catching tonight.
Jason Heyward moves to the #5 spot in the order and he’s backed by Addison Russell, Albert Almora in Center Field and Javy Baez batting eighth and playing second base. This is a really fun lineup that should be able to put up some runs tonight.
Here’s tonight’s Chicago Cubs lineup.