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Changing Up The Cubs Lineup

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                                        Changing The Cubs Lineup

In two NLCS games, the Cubs lineup has only been able to produce 3 runs on 7 hits. Comparable to last season’s NLCS, the Cubs offense seems to be struggling. Although, they were able to score runs when they needed them the most. It’s a dangerous way to play the game, but for Joe Maddon and that Cubs lineup, it all worked out for them last season, but would it work the second time around? Not so likely. You can only get lucky so many times before your luck starts to run out. So, with that being said, I think it’s a good idea for Maddon to change up the lineup for tonight’s game.


Cubs offense

As I stated earlier the Cubs have only been able to score 3 runs on 7 hits, in two games in this NLCS. Something just seems to be wrong with the majority of the hitters. Especially Kris Bryant, who can’t seem to even hit the side of a barn if told to do so. It’s a very predictable lineup that needs to be switched up this postseason. I have thought of many different lineups that would work well against the Dodgers until eventually, I came up with one that made me happy, and I hope it does the same for the rest of you.


Jon Jay-lead off

Only an avg of .222 in the postseason, yet it’s near the top of the team, so Jay would be the best option to start off the game, and he has proven it time and time again.


Anthony Rizzo

Leading the team in RBIs with 6, Rizzo is the smartest hitter on the Cubs and doesn’t get stingy on two-strike counts. He would be a good second guy in the lineup to build off Jon Jay if he were to get on base.


Albert Almora Jr.

In my eyes the most improved Cubs over the course of the season. Albert Almora Jr. has had some very clutch hits and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. He’s a hitter that knows how to take his walks, but also knows how to be aggressive.


Addison Russell

Showing some major power in the past couple of games, Addison Russell looks like he is finding his way back on the path he took in the last postseason. Which could really help the Cubs propel themselves back to the World Series.


Wilson Contreras

Contreras has had problems producing out of the cleanup spot going 4-22 hitting for .182. It just felt like it was time for Contreras to be taken out of the four spot.


Kris Bryant

The Cub that is struggling the most, Kris Bryant has gone 5-28 with an eye-popping 13 strikeouts. It’s tough to watch Kris bat right now. It looks to me as if he can’t even seem the ball, and is just swinging at anything he can reach. Maybe putting him down in the lineup will help him get back on track to the Kris Bryant we all know and love.


Javier Baez

Without a hit in the postseason so far this year I decided to put Baez at 7th. Just for the fact that in the 2016 postseason in the 7 spot. Baez hit a cool .321 going 9-28, hitting 1 home run and 3 RBIs.


Jason Heyward

Heyward hasn’t seen many productions this postseason at the plate. Hitting just .133 with no RBIs or home runs. At this point, you’re just hoping he is able to turn over the lineup after the pitcher spot.