Angels Game #2 – Cubs @ Angels – 7:05pm PT

Chicago Cubs (1-0, T-1st NL Central) @ Los Angeles Angels (0-1, T-3rd AL West)

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Angel Stadium

Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Partly Cloudy, 73F, Wind SSW 7mph

Pitching Matchup

Jon Lester (2015: 11-12, 3.34 ERA)

Jon Lester delivers a pitch during Game 1 of the 2015 NLCS at Citi Field on October 17, 2015 (Getty Images)

Jon Lester delivers a pitch during Game 1 of the 2015 NLCS at Citi Field on October 17, 2015 (Getty Images)

Those who follow the Cubs closely very much expect a bounce-back season from Lester after what many agree was a disappointing first season for Lester on the North Side. Now that Jake Arrieta has taken on the “ace” role and Lester has been reunited with good friend John Lackey, many expect Lester to be much more relaxed heading into the 2016 season.

~VS~

Andrew Heaney (2015: 6-4, 3.49 ERA)

Andrew Heaney delivers a pitch during a game against the Seattle Mariners on September 26, 2015 (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Andrew Heaney delivers a pitch during a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on September 26, 2015 (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Andrew Heaney was very impressive after a mideseason call-up in 2015 for the Angels. He now gets the chance to start a season in the big league rotation for the first time in his career. Heaney will be looking to build on his encouraging results from the 2015 season.

Starting Lineups

Chicago:

  1. CF-Dexter Fowler – 3-for-4
  2. RF-Jason Heyward – 1-for-5
  3. 3B-Kris Bryant – 0-for-3
  4. 1B-Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3
  5. 2B-Ben Zobrist – 2-for-5
  6. DH-Jorge Soler – 1-for-4
  7. SS-Addison Russell – 0-for-3
  8. LF-Matt Szczur – 1-for-1
  9. C-David Ross – 0-for-0

Angels

  1. 3B-Yunel Escobar – 0-for-4
  2. LF-Craig Gentry – 0-for-1
  3. CF-Mike Trout – 0-for-4
  4. DH-Albert Pujols – 0-for-3
  5. 1B-C.J. Cron – 1-for-3
  6. RF-Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3
  7. SS-Andrelton Simmons – 0-for-3
  8. C-Carlos Perez – 0-for-2
  9. 2B-Johnny Giavotella – 0-for-3

 

Other AL West Matchups

  • Houston 5, NY Yankees 3 – F
  • Seattle @ Texas – 5:05pm PT
  • Chicago White Sox @ Oakland – 7:05pm PT

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