wrigley stands crowdWith their win yesterday, the Cubs have won three in a row, which for me is just shy of enough to be called a winning streak. A win today, and they’ll clear my own completely arbitrary mental hurdle of what constitutes a “winning streak.” Four. I need to see four.

The Phillies have done one thing well this year – pitch – and today’s starter, Jerad Eickhoff, has been a big part of that. You may not be familiar with the tall righty, but he was a legit prospect with the Rangers who came over as a less-heralded part of the Cole Hamels trade. From there, he got a shot to pitch in the big leagues, and he’s been better than solid ever since.

His one weakness so far, however, has been against left-handed bats, and today, he will face several good ones from the Cubs.



Game Info

Chicago Cubs (32-14) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-22), 1:20 CT on ABC-7, 670 The Score.

Game Thread and Series Preview

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The Series Preview lives here.

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (R): 3.30 ERA, 2.91 FIP, 3.34 xFIP; 3.17 K/BB

versus

Phillies: Jerad Eickhoff (R): 3.86 ERA, 3.85 FIP, 3.81 xFIP; 3.91 K/BB



Philadelphia Phillies

1. Odubel Herrera, CF

2. Freddy Galvis, SS

3. Maikel Franco, 3B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Cameron Rupp, C

6. Cesar Hernandez, 2B

7. David Lough, LF

8. Jerad Eickhoff, P

9. Peter Bourjos, RF

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Kris Bryant, 3B

4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

5. Ben Zobrist, 2B

6. Jorge Soler, LF

7. Miguel Montero, C

8. Addison Russell, SS

9. Kyle Hendricks, P




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