wrigley outfieldDeep breath.

And another.

And another.

… nope. Still not totally over yesterday’s loss. Winning today would go a long way to easing my unsettled mind, though.

The Cubs have a great arm on the mound today in Jake Arrieta, so that helps. Of course, on the other side is Cole Hamels, who, despite two consecutive atrocious outings in which he was lit up by the Giants and Marlins, is still very good. Please don’t let the Cubs be his bounce-back and showcase game.

Game Info

Philadelphia Phillies (35-63) at Chicago Cubs (51-44), 3:05 CT on ABC-7 (or your local affiliate), and MLB.tv.

Game Thread and Series Preview

Your game thread is down there in the comments, so have fun.

The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Cole Hamels (3.91 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 3.25 xFIP; 3.35 K/BB)


Jake Arrieta (2.52 ERA, 2.53 FIP, 2.67 xFIP; 4.75 K/BB)

Philadelphia Phillies Lineup

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B

2. Odubel Herrera, CF

3. Maikel Franco, 3B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Carlos Ruiz, C

6. Cody Ashe, LF

7. Freddy Galvis, SS

8. Domonic Brown, RF

9. Cole Hamels, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Kris Bryant, 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Jorge Soler, RF

5. Chris Denorfia, LF

6. Starlin Castro, SS

7. David Ross, C

8. Jake Arrieta, P

9. Addison Russell, 2B

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