Joe Maddon continues juggling his Cubs lineups by batting Kris Bryant leadoff

9.06.2019

Mark down another lineup change for the Cubs.Chicago will bat Kris Bryant leadoff for the first time in his career when the Cubs take on the Pirates at 2:20 p.m. ET Friday.Here is today’s #Cubs Alan Trammell Jersey lineup against Pittsburgh. #EverybodyInStream on @YouTubeTV: https://t.co/t4XvcdoeJc pic.twitter.com/ZUNQTtj8KF Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 8, 2018Manager Joe Maddon has taken a lot of flak this year from Cubs fans for the contant adjustments to his lineups, but he clearly isn’t changing.People should have known that with how Maddon talked about the criticism in May.”I try not to comment on it, because really it’s such a poor discu sion,” Maddon told reporters. “There’s no sophistication to it whatsoever. It makes zero sense. It doesn’t belong in today’s game.”Ironically, while Bryant is seen as https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/nick-castellanos-jersey a middle of the order masher, he kind of fits the mold for a cla sic leadoff man.He’s tied for 24th in all of baseball with 30 walksand is seventh in on-base percentage (.401).That’s the definition of a traditional table-setter, it just so happens Bryant can hit home runs (he has eight) and drive in teammates as well (he has 29 RBIs).We’ll see how he works out from the leadoff spot Friday.For what it’s worth, the 6-5, 230-pound third baseman did a good amount of leading off in college at the University of San Diego, so this will not be completelyforeign https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/kirk-gibson-jersey to him.

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