Cubs lineup vs. Padres, Heyward and Russell out


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Dale Zanine - USA Today Sports
Dale Zanine - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (34-34) will battle the San Diego Padres at 7:05 p.m. CDT in the series opener on Monday night at Wrigley Field televised on CSN Chicago. There could be some weather issues tonight because the tarp is currently being put on the field because of some dark clouds in the area.

Veteran lefty Jon Lester will take the mound for the defending World Champions as they try to find a way to win back-to-back games. Lester is 4-4 on the year with a 3.89 ERA and 86 strikeouts. However, he is impressive at home with 3-1 record and 2.65 ERA.

Former Cubs starter Clayton Richard will oppose Lester on the mound for the Padres.

One lineup note is that first baseman Anthony Rizzo will leadoff again after being a spark plug for the last five games. He drilled his 150 career homer run during Sunday's contest.

The Cubs are currently still in second place in the National League Central (2.5 GB) behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cubs lineup vs. Padres

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B
2. Ian Happ 2B
3. Kris Bryant 3B
4. Willson Contreras C
5. Kyle Schwarber LF
6. Javier Baez SS
7. Albert Almora Jr CF
8. Jon Lester P
9. Jon Jay RF


Tags: Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Jon Lester, Albert Almora Jr, Jon Jay, Willson Contreras, Ian Happ
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
WATCH: Rizzo hits solo blast while on one knee
WATCH: Rizzo hits solo blast while on one knee
Addison Russell scratched from lineup
Addison Russell scratched from lineup
Yu Darvish MRI update
Yu Darvish MRI update
Cubs continue to struggle at plate, lose to lowly Tigers
Cubs continue to struggle at plate, lose to lowly Tigers
First Look at Cubs homestand vs. Reds, Mets
First Look at Cubs homestand vs. Reds, Mets
Zobrist on trade for Murphy: "We could use a little boost"
Zobrist on trade for Murphy: "We could use a little boost"
Epstein updates Kris Bryant's rehab status
Epstein updates Kris Bryant's rehab status
Twitter reacts to Cubs acquiring Daniel Murphy
Twitter reacts to Cubs acquiring Daniel Murphy
Commentary: Thoughts on Daniel Murphy to Cubs
Commentary: Thoughts on Daniel Murphy to Cubs
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest