Joe Maddon is running out Cubs right-handed lineup behind Jake Arrieta for Saturday’s game against the Rockies and RHP Christian Bergman
The Cubs’ starting lineup is rather different from the first 10 games. Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist are not starting. Javier Baez is at second base, Jorge Soler in left field and Matt Szczur is in right field. And David Ross is catching Jake Arrieta.
Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler are the only two left-handers in Maddon’s lineup.
Cubs starting lineup vs. RHP Christian Bergman: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Jorge Soler RF, Javier Baez 2B, Addison Russell SS, Matt Szczur LF, David Ross C, Jake Arrieta P
Updated (11:08am CDT) Cubs lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Jorge Soler LF, Javier Baez 2B, Addison Russell SS, Matt Szczur RF, David Ross C, Jake Arrieta P
As noted in our game preview that will post an hour before first pitch, Rockies’ starter Christian Bergman has pitched in 42 big league games with 14 starts. Right handers have hit .362/.362/.385 with a .997 OPS and left-handers have managed only a .248/.293/.390 line with a .684 OPS.
Joe Maddon’s lineup was expected after taking a look at the numbers.