Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Zobrist to leadoff

Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Zobrist to leadoff


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs (2-6) will go for the series win against the first place Milwaukee Brewers (7-2) on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. CDT at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago, Fox Sports Wisconsin, and MLB Network (out-of-market only).

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. If you haven't joined our 100% free site, register here. It takes only 30 seconds to get a full membership.

Lineup Observations: Zobrist gets the start in right field and leads off today. David Bote's birthday is today and he will celebrate by relaxing and getting the day off. Despite Heyward's hot-streak of 3 homers in the last 2 games, he is still in the lower pressure situations at the 8th spot in the lineup. Good move by Joe Maddon to keep him in the lineup.

J-Hey was the first Cubs player since 1900 to record multiple homers and multiple steals in the same game.

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

Kyle Hendricks P

Pitching matchup: Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 4.15 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Zach Davies (0-0, 3.60 ERA). In 19 career starts against the Brew Crew, Hendricks has an impressive career 3.01 ERA.

Pitching probables for Cubs-Pirates series:

Monday's home opener - Jon Lester vs. Jameson Taillon

Wednesday - Yu Darvish vs. Jordan Lyles

Thursday - Jose Quintana vs. Joe Musgrove

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