The Chicago Cubs have released the starting lineup for tonight’s pivotal NLDS Game 3 against the St. Louis Cardinals. Jake Arrieta is going for the Cubs, and we all know what he’s been doing over the past few months, and Michael Wacha is on the hill for St. Louis. Wacha has had a good season with a 17-7 record and a 3.38 ERA, but the lineup that the Cubs are putting on the field tonight has had great success against the Cardinals righthander.


This lineup has a combined .337 average against Michael Wacha, and that includes Arrieta’s 0-for-2 and Miguel Montero’s 2-for-15. Take those two out, and you’re looking at a .391 average, and that’s with no career at-bats from Kyle Schwarber. Here’s how tonight’s lineup breaks down against Michael Wacha.

CF  Dexter Fowler: 2-5, 1 BB
RF  Jorge Soler: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
3B  Kris Bryant: 3-10, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 4K
1B  Anthony Rizzo: 10-22, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 2K
2B  Starlin Castro: 10-22, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K
LF  Kyle Schwarber: no career at-bats against Wacha
SS  Addison Russell: 0-5, 1 BB, 2 K
 C   Miguel Montero: 2-15, 1 2B
 P   Jake Arrieta: 0-2