citi field metsIs it too dramatic to say that if the Cubs strike out fewer than eight times in this one, and walk more than twice, the game will be an outrageous success, regardless of the final score?

Travis Wood gets his latest opportunity to keep separating himself from Edwin Jackson in the “not so sure they’ll be in the rotation next year” competition. A strong finish and Wood will be in a much more comfortable position.

Game Info

Chicago Cubs (52-68) at New York Mets (57-65), 6:10 CT on WGN

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Starting Pitchers

Travis Wood (4.86 ERA, 4.14 FIP, 4.50 xFIP; 1.89 K/BB)


Zack Wheeler (3.53 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 3.53 xFIP; 2.33 K/BB)

New York Mets Lineup

1. Curtis Granderson, RF

2. Daniel Murphy, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Lucas Duda, 1B

5. Travis d’Arnaud, C

6. Eric Campbell, LF

7. Juan Lagares, CF

8. Wilmer Flores, SS

9. Zack Wheeler, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Javier Baez, 2B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Starlin Castro, SS

5. Welington Castillo, C

6. Arismendy Alcantara, CF

7. Ryan Sweeney, RF

8. Chris Valaika, 3B

9. Travis Wood, P

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