Cubs lineup vs. D-backs, Albert Almora Jr. sits
|Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10:26 AM- -|
The Chicago Cubs (9-9) will go for their fifth straight win in a row as they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-10) at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. CDT.
Today's game is the 103rd-year anniversary game at the ballpark, first known as Weeghman Park.
How to watch: The game will be televised on MLB.TV, ABC 7 Chicago, and Fox Sports Arizona.
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Lineup Notes: Willson Contreras has been stellar against Zack Greinke smashing two homers in three career at-bats.
Jason Heyward gets the start in center despite batting only .100 (1-for-10) against Greinke in his career.
Cubs lineup vs. D-backs:
Ben Zobrist RF
Kris Bryant 3B
Javier Baez SS
Willson Contreras C
Pitching Matchup: Yu Darvish (1-2, 6.11 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs against righty Zack Greinke (2-1, 5.79 ERA). Last time up, Darvish allowed only two runs while striking out eight batters flashing a 99 MPH fastball in 5 2/3 innings.
Pitching Probables: Sunday - Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. Ray (0-1, 4.64 ERA); Tuesday - LHP José Quintana (2-1, 3.43 ERA) vs. Dodgers
Jon Lester getting close to returning:
Jon Lester currently throwing a sim game at Wrigley. Almora and Zagunis standing in. Cubs having Lester to agility drills between “innings” to test legs. pic.twitter.com/zDKFFYRFbk— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 20, 2019
Gale wind blowing in for Lester sim game pic.twitter.com/xOEhF3NBF7— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) April 20, 2019