Cubs lineup vs. Marlins, Ben Zobrist at leadoff
|Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 2:36 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs (7-9) will go for their first sweep of the season against the Miami Marlins (4-14) at Marlins Park on Wednesday night at 6:10 p.m. CDT.
How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, NBC Sports Chicago, and Fox Sports Florida.
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Lineup notes: Kyle Schwarber is back in the lineup tonight as he tries to get back on track. Kris Bryant will return to the infield at third base while David Bote gets a seat on the bench.
Since the recent postponement, Addison Russell won't be eligible to return until May 3.
Cubs lineup vs. Marlins:
Ben Zobrist RF
Kris Bryant 3B
Javier Baez SS
Pitching Matchup: Veteran Cole Hamels (2-0, 3.79 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Sandy Alcantara (1-1, 4.24 ERA).
Hamels is 6-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 15 career starts with the Cubs and he has a 3.14 ERA in 10 starts at Marlins Park.
With regards to the bullpen, the Cubs have an ultra-impressive 1.00 ERA in the last 8 games. That is a huge bounce back from their 9.51 ERA in the first eight games of the season.
Pitching Probables vs. Diamondbacks:
Friday - RHP Kyle Hendricks (0-3, 5.40)
Saturday - RHP Yu Darvish (1-2, 6.11)
Sunday - LHP José Quintana (2-1, 3.43)