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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Familiar Group Backs Quintana’s First Start

July 16th, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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Remember when you were asking for Joe Maddon to just put out a consistent lineup? Well, health and productivity have served to make that a reality. And in a glorious twist of irony, Jose Quintana will be making his first Cubs start against a guy named Jimenez. Okay, I thought it was funny.

After a day off against a lefty to protect that tender left wrist, Ben Zobrist is back in the leadoff spot, followed by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. With that three-hit game Saturday, you get the feeling Bryant is ready to really bust out in what will be the most favorable pitching matchup of the weekend. And that’s really saying something given the guys the Cubs have faced in the last two games.

Willson Contreras has been on fire over the last month, largely due to a swing change that has him looking like Miguel Cabrera. No, seriously, they look really similar now. He’s been great in the cleanup spot, where he’ll be batting ahead of Kyle Schwarber, who’s DH’ing this afternoon, and Ian Happ in center.

Then you’ve got Jason Heyward, who has hit for the cycle over the last two games, including …

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