Updated 11:35am CDT – Jorge Soler was scratched from today’s lineup with an ingrown toe nail.
Cubs updated batting order: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 1B, Ben Zobrist RF, Addison Russell SS, Willson Contreras C, Javier Baez 2B, Matt Szczur LF, Jake Arrieta P, Tommy La Stella 3B
The Cubs and Giants square off for the third time in the four-game series on Saturday afternoon (1:20pm CDT). It’s Jake Arrieta versus Madison Bumgarner. And Joe Maddon is running out an all right-handed lineup against the Giants’ lefty.
With Jason Heyward also getting the day off, the Cubs starting outfield on Saturday is Matt Szczur (LF), Dexter Fowler (CF) and Jorge Soler (RF).
Willson Contreras is catching Arrieta for the fourth straight time.
Cubs batting order: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 1B, Ben Zobrist 2B, Jorge Soler RF, Addison Russell SS, Willson Contreras C, Javier Baez 3B, Matt Szczur LF, Jake Arrieta P
Madison Bumgarner has held lefties to a .595 OPS this season with only 10 extra basehits (five doubles, one triple, four home runs) and a .205/.246/.348 slash line. Right-handers have 44 extra base knocks (26 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs) against Bumgarner this year with a .214/.272/.355 line and a .627 OPS.
Joe Maddon will begin the game with Chris Coghlan, Tommy La Stella, Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo, Miguel Montero and David Ross on his bench.