Chicago Cubs Lineup (9/29/19): Holland Pitching, Hoerner in Center as Cubs Go For Sweep of Cardinals

Well folks, here we are at game 162. There’s no question that it’s been a disappointing season, but the Cubs do still have the potential to play a role in the crowning of the National League Central winner. Of course, that’s if the Milwaukee Brewers can manage to win a game in Colorado, something that’s eluded them the past two games. Funny, there were rumblings about whether the Cubs would play a ‘B’ lineup, something the Brewers would have likely been bent out of shape about because, you know, they were planning to win at least one game against the Rockies.

Tony Kemp leads off today and he’s followed by Ben Zobrist, Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber. Willson Contreras is behind the dish, batting fifth. Following Contreras is Victor Caratini, Nico Hoerner playing centerfield, and Addison Russell manning shortstop. Derek Holland will start and will likely be on a very short leash as he tries to lead the Cubs to a meaningless victory on the final day of the regular season.

The Cardinals are clearly not planning on playing in the Wild Card game, mainly because they’re starting their ace, Jack Flaherty today. He completely dominated the Cubs the last time he pitched against them, so it makes sense to throw him out there today. A win and the Cardinals take the division.

Here’s hoping for a Cubs’ blowout win.

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