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Cubs NLDS Game 4 lineup: Jon Jay leads off again

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Jason Heyward sits today.

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Yes, I know you read this yesterday. But since the lineup that Joe Maddon has posted for today is the same as the one he had before the rainout, you get to read it again!

In Game 4, Joe is going with most of the guys who won Game 3 for him:

The biggest surprise here is the absence of Jason Heyward. However, Heyward is 0-for-18 in his career against Nats starter Tanner Roark, and you know how Joe likes to play matchups.

Thus Ben Zobrist gets the start in right field, which is clearly not optimal defensivemy. On the other hand, Zobrist did make a nice defensive play at second base Monday and got a key hit breaking up Max Scherzer‘s no-hitter, so maybe it'll work out. In any case, I'm sure we will see Heyward substituted for defense late in the game.

Rain, at last, has ended in most of the Chicago area and it will be coolish, with temperatures near 60, for the game this afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy, which should eliminate any issues with late-inning shadows.