Mickey And Chicago Cubs. Regardless of their much better initiatives, the Cubs are still able to field a team for tonight’s opener versus the Washington Nationals. Right here’s the lineup, complete with a totally reprise infield.
Thanks to their trio of third basemen, nevertheless, the Cubs are still able to field an extra outstanding schedule than you ‘d expect after trading away as much as they did today (not that it truly matters, but … you get it). David Bote is at second base, Matt Duffy is at third base, and also Patrick Wisdom is at very first base. All three people have actually been part-time starters in their time with the group, and Wisdom, in particular, seems to be fuming once again.
In the meantime, with Baez off to New York and Nico Hoerner on the IL, Sergio Alcantara was remembered from Iowa and also is playing shortstop tonight. He’ll likely be your starting shortstop till Hoerner comes back.
Beyond that, there’s experience behind home plate (Willson Contreras) and also across the outfield (Happ, Ortega, Heyward), T-Shirt however a huge surprise at beginning pitcher, as Jake Arrieta is filling in for the traded Trevor Williams.