Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports

Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Albert Almora Jr. sits


by - Senior Editor -

It's early, but the following series is HUGE.

The Chicago Cubs (1-5) will battle the first place Milwaukee Brewers (6-1) on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. CDT at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, WGN-TV, and Fox Sports Wisconsin Plus.

Feel free to visit CubsHQ.com during the game as we will have a live game thread covering the ballgame with one of our writers.

Lineup observations: Veteran Ben Zobrist will try to spark the offense at the leadoff spot while Daniel Descalso gets the start at second base. Descalso has been hot lifetime against Woodruff with a .500 average with a homer and two RBIs.

Jason Heyward is back at center field spot today as Albert Almora Jr. gets the day off.

Cubs lineup vs. Brewers

Ben Zobrist RF

Kris Bryant 3B

Anthony Rizzo 1B

Javier Baez SS

Kyle Schwarber LF

Willson Contreras C

Daniel Descalso 2B

Jason Heyward CF

Jose Quintana P

Pitching Matchup: Jose Quintana (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Brandon Woodruff (1-0, 3.60 ERA).

'Q' pitched in relief on Saturday giving up only two runs while striking out eight in four innings pitched. He has been a dynamo against the Brew Crew in his career with a 1.62 ERA.

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