The Cubs aren’t altering their line-up from Monday. They’re going to stick with the O-fers at the beginning:
I pulled this off of the Cubs Vine Line blog…
Kosuke Fukudome reached base in each of his four plate appearances Monday, including the three-run home run Michael reflected on in yesterday’s post.
According to Cubs historian and Vine Line contributor Ed Hartig, Fukudome is just the 12th player since 1956 to notch multiple hits and RBI in his Cubs debut. Of those 12, he was just the fifth to accomplish the feat in his major-league debut. He joins a list that includes Ron Santo (June 26, 1960 at Pittsburgh).
He was the first to homer in his Cubs debut since Henry Rodriguez on March 31, 1998 at Florida.
That’s pretty remarkable.