After returning the favor to the Milwaukee Brewers of a blowout with an 8-0 win, the Chicago Cubs hope to get Jeff Samardzija his second win of the season to take the series from the division leaders.
Samarzdija (1-4, 1.68) is coming off his first victory of the season against the San Francisco Giants. He’s very familiar with the Brewers, both as a starter and a reliever. In 21 appearances seven of them starts- he is 2-5 with a 3.58 earned run average. The 1.68 ERA he brings into today’s contest is the lowest for a Cubs starter entering June (min. 10 starts) since Rick Reuschel had a 1.60 ERA in 1973.
The Brewers will counter with Kyle Lohse (6-1, 2.92). Lohse is quietly off to a great start for the Brewers, but in his career has not had great success against the Cubs. He is 6-6 with a 5.08 ERA against the Cubs in his career.
The contest will be carried on WGN TV, and as always carried on radio by WGN 720.
Here are the starting lineups for today’s match-up.
#Cubs lineup Bonifacio CF, Lake LF, Riz 1B, Castro SS, Schierholtz RF, Castillo C, Olt 3B, Barney 2B, Samardzija P
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 1, 2014
6/1 @Brewers lineup vs CHC Segura SS Braun RF Lucroy C Gomez CF Davis CF Davis LF Gennett 2B Reynolds 3B Overbay 1B Lohse P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) June 1, 2014