Left fielder Chris Denorfia will hop back into the lineup for the Cubs on Monday, landing sixth in the team's lineup as they take on the Rockies. Denorfia has alternated starts with fellow outfielder Chris Coghlan and Denorfia might have gotten the nod Monday simply due to experience against Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa. While Denorfia is hitting just .250 against De La Rosa, he does have 24 plate appearances against the veteran pitcher, far more than anyone else in the young Cubs' lineup.
Cubs left fielder Chris Coghlan isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 73 games this year, including five of the last six. Chris Denorfia replaces Coghlan in left for the 12th time this season.
Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia drove in three runs during a 7-4 win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He opened the scoring with a two-out, two-RBI single in the bottom of the third inning. He added an RBI single in the eighth inning. He also had a walk and strikeout in the game. Denorfia has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games (eight starts). He is batting .361 (13 for 36) with three doubles, three RBI, two runs and six strikeouts in that span.
Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia is starting in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Denorfia did not start the past two games and is penciled in at right field. Denorfia didn't play Saturday and entered Friday's game in the eighth inning. Denorfia will hit seventh on Sunday. In 30 games played, Denorfia is hitting .338 this season.
Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia had by far his best game of the season in Wednesday's 17-0 win over the Indians. Denorfia went 2 for 5 with a double and his first home run of the year. He had a career-high four RBI (he had two RBI all season entering the contest), and scored twice.