Joe Maddon hints at Cubs Game 1 lineup

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Joe Maddon still has a few days to decide his Game 1 lineup, but today’s card could offer a sneak peek.

“There’s a shot,” smiled Maddon. “A shot and a beer.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, Maddon also said the Cubs’ playoff rotation will likely be announced on Tuesday.

Their opponent for Game 1 has yet to be determined, but one of the potential candidates could fall off by night’s end.

If the Cardinals lose today and the Giants win tonight, the Redbirds will be eliminated from playoff contention.

The Cubs would then play the winner of the Giants-Mets one-game playoff on Wednesday.