Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS between the Cubs and Mets. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET this evening at Citi Field in New York:
No huge surprises for the Cubs. Ross is catching Lester as usual while Schwarber is in the No. 2 spot. Soler remains in the lineup, but he’ll be batting sixth. Baez will serve as the regular shortstop for Chicago with Addison Russell sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
As expected, Michael Conforto is sitting against the left-hander, with Cespedes in left field and Lagares in center field. The big change is Cuddyer at first base in place of the struggling Lucas Duda. Duda went just 2-for-18 with 11 strikeouts during the NLDS against the Dodgers.