Pregame: Cubs Take on Rockies; Beast on the Mound, Baez at Second, Maddon Shakes Up Lineup

Beast is back in town. Jake will make his 2016 Wrigley Field debut today against the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs look to bounce back from only their second loss of the year with Jake on the mound.

Javier Baez is starting today, his first full day back off the DL, at second base. It looks like Joe is really shaking up the lineup today. Matt Szczur is playing left field and Jorge Soler is in right field, where defensively he is more comfortable than he is in left field. Coming off the bench, if needed today, will be Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. That’s a pretty impressive bench.

Here’s the lineup:

Jake Arrieta (R) vs. Rockies – Christian Bergman (R)
1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Jorge Soler (R) RF
5. Javier Baez (R) 2B
6. Addison Russell (R) SS
7. Matt Szczur (R) LF
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jake Arrieta (R) P

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