#Cubs lineup: Lester in series finale

Jon Lester gets the start Thursday in the Cubs series finale against the Brewers. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Schwarber LF

Coghlan 2B

Rizzo 1B

Bryant 3B

Soler RF

Ross C

Lester P

Russell SS

*Lester is 3-0, 1.84 ERA in his last four starts. In his last outing, he beat the Giants, giving up two runs in seven innings.

*Kris Bryant has a nine-game hit streak, batting .310  (9 hits in 29 at-bats). Two of those hits were homers

*Addison Russell is batting .286 since the All Star break. He was batting .226 prior to the break


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Aloha Folks, nice to see the production after yesterday’s low scoring game; Garza pitched one heck of a game for the Brewers. Anyhow, nice to see Fowler continue to not only get on base but offer another power “threat” at the plate before Schwarber. Lester must have felt he was on a different planet to get this kind of offensive backing behind him. This is a nice line-up. Do hope Montero gets a chance to rest the thump this weekend, so maybe Schwarber could get in one game at backstop against the WSox. Great game Cubs! Mahalo!

Aloha, meant to say rest the thumb, though Montero did get today off, it is good to give Schwarber some time behind the plate. Now it is time to tame a shark! Mahalo!

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