6/19 Cubs lineup

Anthony Rizzo is back. After a one day breather, the first baseman was back in the Cubs lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals. The four-game series is tied at 1-1 after a 4-2 win Tuesday. Here’s the lineup:

Valbuena 3B
Castro SS
Schierholtz RF
Soriano LF
Rizzo 1B
Sweeney CF
Castillo C
Barney 2B
E. Jackson P

* Cubs starting pitchers have 42 quality starts this season, tied with the Cardinals for fourth most in the NL. The Cubs also are 5-for-5 in quality starts on this road trip so far. In the 42 starts, the pitchers are 19-10 with 13 no decisions and a 2.01 ERA. The Cubs have a 24-18 record in those games.


What good is one day off, especially when his replacement performed so well?

When is Castro going to get a day or more off? He is looking more off kilter by the day. Not hitting, not showing full attention on the field, acting dis- arranged even when walking, not trotting off the field when he is put out. The announcers even mentioned this as the pitcher was just standing there waiting for Castro to get off the field the other day. He seems oblivious to what is going on around him. Please give him the bench for a while.

Go Blackhawks! Go Oregon State!

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