#Cubs lineup: Coghlan and Montero start
Chris Coghlan, who homered off the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, will start in right field Sunday night when the Cubs take on the Mets in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series. Here’s the lineup:
*Kyle Schwarber is looking to become the second rookie to hit five home runs in the postseason. Only Evan Longoria (six home runs in 2008) has more than Schwarber’s four. He’s also looking to become the first Cub to homer in four straight playoff games. Only he and Alex Gonzalez (2003) have homered in three in a row for the Cubs. The last player to homer in four straight postseason games was Evan Longoria (2008)
*Jake Arrieta faced Syndergaard when the Mets rookie made his ML debut in May. Arrieta got the win. The Cubs ace has been better on the road (14-1, 1.49 ERA in 19 starts) this season than at home (10-5, 2.20 ERA in 16 starts). Those numbers include the postseason.