#Cubs lineup vs Tigers

Jon Lester takes the mound Tuesday night as the Cubs open a brief two-game series against the Tigers in Detroit. Miguel Montero will be the DH. This is the Cubs’ first trip to Detroit since 2009, and they’ve had a tough time with the Tigers, who lead the series, 13-4.

Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Rizzo 1B

Bryant 3B

Montero DH

Denorfia LF

Castro SS

Lake RF

Ross C

Russell 2B

* The Cubs are 15-10 in their last 25 games, and 16 of those games have been against teams with above .500 records. As Joe Maddon likes to say, if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.

* The Cubs were 9-11 in Interleague games last year. They’re 1-1 so far after a rain-shortened series vs. the Royals.


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3-6 against Milwaukee and Miami makes that record even more impressive!

Aloha Tom, that is true. Tonight Detroit teed off on Lester. He has been flat from what I can tell the last so many starts and it is not good. He was not fooling anyone tonight, then on the other side Sanchez who was not having the best year has thrown one of his best games ever. Well, I told myself if they year they can stay above .500 that is quite an accomplishment after the previous 3 seasons and expectations cannot be that they win it all this year, though I would be happy with that! Just hope they can find their “legs” because there is a lot of season left. Take care now. Mahalo!

Hey k.g., they have come a long and to know that they are over 500 is a good sign. They have the pieces to make a run but have yet to put it all together. This year would be great if they could make the playoffs. Soriano could be a key piece of the puzzle. Just need to keep it close in order to have a chance.

Aloha Tom, yes they do have a good team. It can be frustrating when there are those games against San Diego, Arizona, Milwaukee, Miami that this good team should be winning. But part of that consistency that is needed comes with maturity. It would be nice to have a Soriano, sad that Rondon has not been on like last year. Maybe he can turn things around, make adjustments. It just seems like a lot of the pitchers are “flat” and that needs to be addressed because if not, then it is just like batting practice for opposing teams. But I am encouraged by what I am seeing. Take care now. Mahalo!

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