After a thrilling series-opening win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs will look to make it two-straight behind right-hander Jason Hammel.
Thanks to a pair of home runs from third baseman Kris Bryant and a dominant performance by Travis Wood and the bullpen, the Chicago Cubs picked up an unexpected win over the Dodgers in Monday’s series opener.
On Tuesday night, the task at-hand gets no easier as Los Angeles has right-hander Zack Greinke on the hill as the Dodgers look to rebound.
Greinke (5-2, 1.81) will likely leave Los Angeles at the end of the season, but, for now, he’s a legitimate threat alongside Kershaw atop the Dodgers rotation.
The righty has not won a game since early May, though it’s through no fault of his own. His last time out, Greinke tossed seven scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers and over the last month, he’s quietly been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.
Hammel (5-2, 2.89) has made the most of his return to the Cubs, pitching to a 2.30 ERA over the course of his last 10. He has just one win at Wrigley Field this season, but has been better in terms of ERA, so Tuesday’s tilt should be interesting.
First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. CT at the Friendly Confines. WBBM 780 AM has the radio broadcast and CSN will carry the television broadcast in the Chicagoland area.
Here are tonight’s starting lineups.