Cubs catcher Willson Contreras batting leadoff against Nationals

13 Haziran 2019 / By Nezir Ersoy Altıntaş

The Cubs are set to start a four-game series against the Nationals on Monday, and they have another new name atop the batting order.Catcher Willson Contreras will get his shot to stake his claim as the team’s leadoff hitter Monday as the Cubs’ weekly audition tries out a new candidate.Here’s how we’ll open our four-game set in D.C.Game preview: Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 26, 2017Anthony Rizzo replaced Kyle Schwarber, who is now in the minors, atop the order last week. After great results early on, he tapered off a bit during the weekend.Knowing manager Joe Maddon, Rizzo will likely get another shot, soon, to leadoff, but it’s clear he Robinson Cano Jersey does not have an everyday leadoff hitter like he did last year.When Dexter Fowler left the Cubs this past offseason to sign a big contract in St. Louis,few looked at it as a destructive lo s for the defending World Series champs. But Chicago is hovering just above .500 this year, and the hole Dexter left was never replaced.Contreras is nowthe latest sub-.250 hitter Maddon will rely on as he hopes to kickstart the Cubs offense.This move may only last one game, but it’s another example of why the Cubs should have been more aggre sive this offseason in replacing Fowler.

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