4/10 Cubs lineup – UPDATED
Paul Maholm makes his first start for the Cubs on Tuesday night. If you’re coming to the game, make sure you bundle up. It’s cold and wind is blowing out of northwest. Maholm needs to watch out for Ryan Braun, who is 11-for-33 against him, and also Carlos Gomez, who is 5-for-12. Both are in the Brewers lineup as is former Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who has hit two homers off the lefty. Bryan LaHair is not starting vs lefty Chris Narveson. Jeff Baker, who is 5-for-15 vs Narveson, is starting at first.
“I’m going to get Baker in there as much as possible,” Dale Sveum said of Baker, who has a career .309 against left-handers. “He swings the bat too good against left-handers to get him out of there. You try to get [Bryan] LaHair at-bats and get him accustomed but [LaHair] didn’t swing too well against left-handers in Spring Training. I’ve got to get Baker’s bat in there as much as I possibly can.”
Here’s the Cubs lineup:
– Carrie Muskat