Pregame Chatter: Cubs v. Reds; Home Opener – 7:05 CDT
The Chicago Cubs are glad to be home after being gone for a month and a half. They rolled in late last night to check out the new clubhouse and seemed to love what they saw. This is an exciting year to be a Cub, for sure. New players, new facilities, high expectations and a team built to win now.
The Cincinnati Reds will run head on into the Cubs tonight. As they stand in the way of the Cubs being able to start the season 6-1. That’s the Cubs goal tonight, one game at a time. Wrigley Field is the place to be tonight. If you’re going, head out early. There will be a sell-out crowd on hand and there are new security measures in place so it will take a little longer to get into the ballpark tonight.
Here’s the lineup for the home opener:
Jon Lester (L) vs. Reds – Brandon Finnegan (L)
1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. Jason Heyward (L) RF
3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
5. Ben Zobrist (S) 2B
6. Jorge Soler (R) LF
7. Addison Russell (R) SS
8. David Ross (R) C
9. Jon Lester (L) P
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