Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Astros: Christopher Morel in leadoff, Patrick Wisdom at 3B
|Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 4:57 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs (19-23) are set to take on the second-place Houston Astros (23-19) on Wednesday (7:10 pm CT) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.
On the pitching front, the Cubs will hand the ball to left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly. Smyly boasts a 4-1 record with an impressive 3.05 ERA, making him a reliable force on the mound for the Cubs.
He will face off against J.P. France, the Astros' right-handed pitcher who holds a 1-0 record with an outstanding 0.77 ERA. The matchup between these two talented pitchers promises an exciting battle on the rubber.
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1. Christopher Morel CF
2. Dansby Swanson SS
3. Ian Happ LF
4. Seiya Suzuki RF
5. Patrick Wisdom 3B
6. Matt Mervis 1B
7. Trey Mancini DH
8. Yan Gomes C
9. Miles Mastrobuoni 2B
Update: Ross shared in pregame that Bellinger took part in batting practice, hitting in the cage, and could potentially be available off the bench tonight.
Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have lefty Drew Smyly (4-1, 3.05 ERA) on the mound against J.P. France (1-0, 0.77 ERA).
Game highlights from Tuesday: