Happ is not in the lineup Thursday for Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Happ's lone start this series came in Game 2 against Gio Gonzalez, but with the left-hander back on the mound Thursday for the decisive Game 5, manager Joe Maddon will roll with Albert Almora in center and Jon Jay in left field. Over the course of this series, Happ has gone 0-for-3 at the plate with a pair of strikeouts and one walk, all of which came in Game 2.
Happ is out of the lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against Washington on Wednesday. Although Tuesday's game was postponed due to weather, manager Joe Maddon will trot out the same starting nine that he had on the lineup card, which places Happ on the bench. With right-hander Tanner Roark taking the mound, Jon Jay will patrol center field and bat atop the order.
Happ is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Tuesday. As has been the case all postseason, Happ will head to the bench with a right-handed starter (Tanner Roark) toeing the rubber for the opposition. With Happ out, Jon Jay will slide over to man center field while Kyle Schwarber draws the start in left field.
Happ is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday. Happ will retreat to the bench with a right-handed starter (Max Scherzer) returning to the mound for the Nationals. In his stead, the Cubs will deploy Kyle Schwarber, Jon Jay and Jason Heyward -- all left-handed hitters -- from left to right in the outfield.
Happ is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against Washington on Friday. Manager Joe Maddon will go with Jason Heyward in center and Ben Zobrist in right, while Happ remains on the bench for the opener. Over the course of the 2017 season, he's hit .253/.328/.514 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI.
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