The Chicago Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the mound as he looks to continue his 48 2/3 inning scoreless streak at historic Wrigley Field against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Chicago Cubs‘ Jake Arrieta is as dialed in as any pitcher has been in the league this year. Not to mention what he’s done over his last 24 regular season starts (20-1, 0.86 ERA). So there’s no reason to believe that the suggestion of PED use will slow him down any as the Cubs face the Milwaukee Brewers today at Wrigley Field after his start yesterday was postponed due to inclement weather.
The Cubs (15-5) continue to find ways to win regardless of the team, conditions, etc. On a night when it was cold and the wind blowing in, Joe Maddon pulled his starter Kyle Hendricks early in order to take advantage of an early scoring chance. But the wind could stop Addison Russell as his two-run triple helped the Cubs to a 4-3 win. It’s very unlikely he’d pull Arrieta (4-0, 0.87) early in the same situation. But tonight’s matchup against the Brewers (8-12) is one of those mismatches that in most cases could scare you.
Taylor Jungman (0-3, 8.47) has had his struggles of late, allowing 12 runs in 12-plus innings after just one in his five-inning debut this season. Last night’s hero Russell is 3-for-4 against Jungman. Aaron Hill and Ryan Braun have had success against Arrieta (combined 11-for-27 with one homer each).
Here are the lineups for today’s action:
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field. WGN will have the television coverage while 670 The Score will once again have the radio broadcast.