CHICAGO -- A much anticipated matchup of Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester versus Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton won't materialize on Monday night as Hamilton isn't in Reds manager Bryan Price's starting lineup.
Price has elected to start righty Kris Negron in place of Hamilton, though the latter is a .260 career hitter against left-handed pitching. Lester's issues throwing to first base to keep runners close have been in the news considering he hasn't thrown over there in almost two years.
Hamilton is 7 for 7 in stolen base attempts this year after swiping 56 last season.
Here's the Cubs' lineup for Monday:
Dexter Fowler, CF
Anthony Rizzo, 1b
Jorge Soler, RF
Chris Coghlan, LF
Starlin Castro, SS
Mike Olt, 3b
David Ross, C
Jon Lester, P