wrigley field inside featureIt’s Jake Arrieta Day! I love that it comes about every 5.5 days.

Coming off a disastrous outing in Colorado, Jake Arrieta will have a chance to bounce back at home. It’s a tough Brewers lineup he’ll face, but he’s been so consistently dominant for so long that I’d bet on Arrieta were I inclined to do some kind of betting.

Yovani Gallardo is a tougher arm than he was last year, but he’s still not quite back to where he was a few years ago.

Game Info

Milwaukee Brewers (65-53) at Chicago Cubs (50-66), 7:05 CT on CSN

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Starting Pitchers

Yovani Gallardo (3.54 ERA, 3.89 FIP, 3.58 xFIP; 2.79 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (2.80 ERA, 2.24 FIP, 2.85 xFIP; 3.89 K/BB)

Milwaukee Brewers Lineup

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Jonathan Lucroy, C

3. Ryan Braun, RF

4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B

5. Scooter Gennett, 2B

6. Khris Davis, LF

7. Mark Reynolds, 1B

8. Jean Segura, SS

9. Yovani Gallardo, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Luis Valbuena, 3B

6. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

7. Justin Ruggiano, RF

8. Welington Castillo, C

9. Jake Arrieta, P