#Cubs lineup and injury updates

Jon Lester starts Monday in the Cubs’ makeup game against the Indians. But the team got some bad news Monday.Jorge Soler was place on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain, while Jason Motte was put on the DL with a strained right shoulder. Addison Russell also is battling a groin strain. Tommy La Stella and Zac Rosscup were added to the roster. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Schwarber LF

Coghlan RF

Rizzo 1B

Bryant 3B

La Stella 2B

Castro SS

Ross C

Lester P


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Damn it not good…

No, not good Petrey10 but at least we have some depth to cover these spots. Most concerning is Russell as he was coming on strong offensively and really solidified the SS position. Time for Castro to step up his concentration level. Soler? I’m getting a little concerned about his injuries….I realize sh*t happens but still… I expected LaStella to make his way on the roster and it will be interesting if they keep both LaStella and Hererra, don’t you think? Is this the first batting order this season with the pitcher batting 9th? I may have missed any other times…

Jasper, I’m thinkin’ sense of humor….as everybody knows it’s TONY CAMPANA we really want back in the outfield!!!

On the plus side, no one on here has yet to call for Matt Szczur to be immediately placed in the starting lineup so we can give him a chance and see if he’s good or not.

LOL Doug, find a sense of humor or just being sarcastic? lol Great game today!!!

Besides they don’t need Szczur anymore, they just signed 30 y/o Quinton Berry.🙂

Aloha Jasper, that is an interesting pickup, I just hope with the folks they have, they can wait this period out. When September comes, they can expand the roster and bring up a Baez (who can play multiple positions), maybe Olt. That would be interesting huh? Olt is defensively stronger than Bryant. If he bat could be good, then you have him at 3rd, Russell SS, La Stella-Baez-Castro at 2nd, Rizzo at 1st. I like Olt and Rizzo at the corners if only for the later part of the season where good defense can win you games as well. This would mean Bryant and Schwarber in the OF with Fowler (disclaimer: Maddon I am sure is aware of the chemistry that is coming together for this team, so he may not put in Olt as the main person at 3rd but work him in and give Bryant some days off, he could do the same with Rizzo at 1st). I also hope Wada is ready to come back and maybe get to see CJ Edwards too. Tomorrow is Cubs baseball and I get to wear blue socks! Mahalo!

Aloha Folks, what a time for this, going into an important series against the Giants. I will say, I think Coghlan is better defensively than Soler and in SF, this can be a problematic area, so might not be bad to have Coghlan there. I do hope Addison can come back soon, he has done well play wise at SS and in the 9-slot for the batting order. It is going to come down to the pitching. Let’s hope for a great beginning tomorrow night! Mahalo!

Tough road trip here. 4 or 5 wins here would be huge, top two teams in the West looking for a rebound is not good timing. Call-ups will be interesting. I like the thought of Olt spelling Bryant at third.

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