Chicago Cubs Lineup: A More Traditional Affair, Heyward & Rizzo Starting

It’s just plain fun to know that Joe Maddon has the flexibility to do what he did yesterday and tinker with the lineup. It gave Anthony Rizzo a day off, mostly, and allowed Jason Heyward a day to rest too. Oh, and the Cubs still manhandled the Phillies 6-2.

Today’s lineup is a more traditional affair, one that represents the regular starters on the team at each position. Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 3.30 ERA) will take the mound today looking for some run support. His 2.88 runs of support ranks 94th in the majors and helps explain why, at a respectable 3.30 ERA, he only has two wins.

Here’s today’s lineup for the Cubs:

(1:20 PM CDT on ABC 7)

Kyle Hendricks (R)
vs. Phillies – Jerad Eickhoff (R)
1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Jason Heyward (L) RF
3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
5. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
6. Jorge Soler (R) LF
7. Miguel Montero (L) C
8. Addison Russell (R) SS
9. Kyle Hendricks (R) P

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