Cubs lineup vs. Padres, Schwarber returns


by - Senior Editor -
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs (36-34) will battle the San Diego Padres at 1:20 p.m. CDT on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field televised on WGN-TV and MLB Network.

Righty Eddie Butler will take the mound for the defending World Champions against Padres rookie Miguel Diaz.

In 2017, Butler has a 3-2 record with 4.41 ERA with 21 strikeouts. However, he has been impressive at home with a 3.38 ERA in four starts.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo will leadoff again after being a spark plug for the last seven games. He has been on base all seven times that he has led off a game this season which historically makes him the first person to do this in sixty years according to Elias.

In injury news, Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is out of the starting lineup with his hand abrasion and could be headed to the disabled list. Outfielder Ben Zobrist is still out with his wrist injury and currently on the 10-day disabled list but might be active with the team this weekend.

The Cubs are currently still in second place in the National League Central (0.5 GB) behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cubs lineup vs. Padres

1. Anthony Rizzo 1B

2. Kris Bryant RF

3. Kyle Schwarber LF

4. Addison Russell SS

5. Ian Happ 2B

6. Tommy La Stella 3B

7. Willson Contreras C

8. Eddie Butler P

9. Albert Almora Jr CF

Padres lineup vs. Cubs

1. Pirela 2B

2. Cordero CF

3. Myers 1B

4. Renfroe RF

5. Spangenberg 3B

6. Aybar SS

7. Szczur LF

8. Torrens C

9. Diaz P

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