4/25 Cubs lineup & Byrd
The Cubs’ lineup for Sunday’s game includes rookie Tyler Colvin in center field. Marlon Byrd has been the hottest hitter lately but Lou Piniella promised to give players a breather now and then.
“We said we’d rotate our outfielders a little bit and that’s what we’re doing,” Piniella said. “This is like two days off because you play Saturday and you play Monday night. I think it’s making our outfield a whole lot better. I said we’d give everybody an opportunity and some at-bats and playing time and that’s what we’re doing.”
Byrd has four straight multi-hit games and all but two of his team-high 14 RBIs have come with two outs. Piniella told the center fielder Saturday night about sitting.
“He said, ‘You know, I feel pretty good,'” Piniella said. “I said, ‘I know that.’ It’s good that players like to play. I want players who want to play every day as opposed to guys who are happy that they’re not playing.”
Here’s the lineup:
— Carrie Muskat