With lefty SP Jaime Garcia on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals (11-5), the Chicago Cubs (4-12) are sending out their anti-lefty lineup, which includes right-handed batters UTIL Joe Mather and OF Reed Johnson. Here is a look at today's full lineup:
Cubs lineup 4/22 vs Cards LH Garcia: DeJesus 9, Barney 4, Castro 6, Soriano 7, Baker 3, Soto 2, Johnson 8, Mather 5, Garza 1.— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) April 23, 2012
The Cubs have played three games against left-handed pitchers in the 2012 MLB Season, hitting an unimpressive .212/.288/.283 slash -- though their slash against right-handed starters (.240/.298/.340) is hardly much better. Throughout his MLB career, Reed Johnson has proven himself to be a capable lefty-masher, hitting .310/.367/.462 against southpaws.
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