Logan Forsythe, 2B
Will the Cubs win? Yeah, probably
538 Forecast: 62% chance of winning
What to Watch For
1. Rizzo has been in a slump this year. It's obviously early, but the perfect remedy for that is a soft tossing lefty. For some reason, Rizzo was incredible against lefties in 2015 and still carried a .261/.366/.466 slash. Even that doesn't tell the whole story, because against LH starters he had a .925 OPS and against RH starters he had a .930. I'm looking for Rizzo to have a good game.
2. Heyward crushed the ball every time he went to the plate yesterday, and he has looked so much better in the first 6 games than he did at any point last year. It's obviously way to early to draw any definitive conclusions, but it's hard not to hope the offseason makeover carried some real results forward.
3. Lester and Arrieta switched starts because the Brewers love to run, and the Dodgers were horrible at it last year. I'm looking to see if they try to run anyway, and if that happens, Contreras will have some opportunities to backpick and unleash the dragon. Try him, Los Angeles.
4. It's the ring ceremony today.