Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Brewers: Nick Madrigal at 3B, Justin Steele to pitch
|Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:57 AM- -|
The Chicago Cubs will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in their second game of the season today at 1:20 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. After a successful opening day where they defeated the Brew Crew 4-0, the Cubs will look to continue their winning ways against a tough Brewers team.
The game will be broadcasted on Marquee Sports Network and Bally Sports Wisconsin for TV viewers, while 670 The Score and TUDN WRTO 1200 will provide radio coverage for fans who prefer to listen to the game.
The Cubs have announced their starting lineup for the game, which features some notable changes compared to the opening-day lineup.
Nico Hoerner, who had a fantastic game on Thursday, will lead off as the second baseman. Dansby Swanson will bat second and play shortstop, followed by Ian Happ in left field and Cody Bellinger in center field. Trey Mancini will play in right field, while Edwin Rios will serve as the designated hitter. Eric Hosmer will play first base, with Nick Madrigal at third base and Tucker Barnhart behind the plate.
The Cubs pitching matchup will feature lefty Justin Steele on the mound against tough righty Brandon Woodruff of the Brewers.
Steele makes his 2023 season debut coming off a strong finish to 2022, in which he posted a 0.98 ERA (4 ER/36.2 IP) with 13 walks and 47 strikeouts in his final seven starts from July 22 through Aug. 26.
Game time: The Chicago Cubs (1-0) will battle the Milwaukee Brewers (0-1) at 1:20 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL.
TV information: Marquee Sports Network and Bally Sports Wisconsin
Listen: 670 The Score and TUDN WRTO 1200
1. Nico Hoerner 2B
2. Dansby Swanson SS
3. Ian Happ LF
4. Cody Bellinger CF
5. Trey Mancini RF
6. Edwin Rios DH
7. Eric Hosmer 1B
8. Nick Madrigal 3B
9. Tucker Barnhart C
Pitching matchup: The Cubs will have lefty Justin Steele on the mound against righty Brandon Woodruff.
Steele, in 10 career games (eight starts) against Milwaukee, has posted a 2.55 ERA (12 ER/42.1 IP) with 10.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (48 SO/42.1 IP).