Pre-Gamin': Phillies at Cubs (7:05 CT) - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Phillies at Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Cubs

Jake Arrieta’s last start lasted just 1.2 innings and resulted in the blowing of a 7-0 Chicago Cubs first-inning lead against the Brewers. In case you forgot, it pretty much marked the end of the Cubs chances this season – at least, in the eyes of most fans.

And, indeed, it’s felt about that bad for him for a while now. After a solid first five starts to the year (2.57 ERA, 3.52 FIP), Arrieta has earned his elevated 7.46 ERA through his next 11 games, walking 10.6% of batters while striking out only 16.7% and allowing a .302 batting average against. His average launch angle allowed is horrendous (14.4) and so is his average exit velocity allowed (90.6 MPH) and hard hit rate (40.5%). David Ross may not know with whom he’d replace Arrieta, but if he looks as bad this time out as he did in Milwaukee, it could pretty easily become his last start as a Cub. Again.

Meanwhile … Although Aaron Nola isn’t quite the Cy Young finalist he used to be, he’s still pairing a 29.4% strikeout rate with a 5.5% walk rate. And that’s very, very good. This isn’t a matchup that would seem to favor the Cubs, who’ve lost 10 in a row coming into tonight.

Game Info

Philadelphia Phillies (40-42) at Chicago Cubs (42-43) – Tuesday, July 6th at 7:05 CT on MARQ, 670 The Score

Starting Pitchers

Phillies: Aaron Nola (R)

versus

Cubs: Jake Arrieta (R)

Chicago Cubs (Lineup Discussion):

1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Kris Bryant, 3B
3. Javy Baez, SS
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Willson Contreras, C
6. Jason Heyward, RF
7. Ian Happ, CF
8. Sergio Alcantara, 2B
9. Jake Arrieta, P

Philadelphia Phillies:

1. Jean Segura, 2B
2. J.T. Realmuto, C
3. Bryce Harper, RF
4. Andrew McCutchen, LF
5. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
6. Didi Gregorius, SS
7. Alec Bohm, 3B
8. Travis Jankowski, CF
9. Aaron Nola, P


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