Following yet another successful homestand, the Chicago Cubs will hit the road for a nine-game road trip starting up north when they visit Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They’ll do battle with the Brewers before flying out west.
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to salvage the third and final game of a weekend series by defeating the Chicago Cubs.
It was the first time the second-place Bucs were able to claim a victory over the North Siders in their first six meetings, slightly reducing their lead in the division. Now that they had themselves a day off, it’s time to get back to work.
Taking the mound tonight for the first-place Chicago Cubs (27-9) will be 26-year-old right-hander Kyle Hendricks who faced the Milwaukee Brewers (16-22) when they visited Wrigley Field back on Apr. 26th.
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Hendricks (2-2, 3.03 ERA) turned in his second-best performance of the season on that day, holding the Brew Crew to one earned run on two hits while issuing one walk and recording four strikeouts.
With the game locked up at one apiece in the sixth, shortstop Addison Russell recorded his first triple of the season, driving in Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist to give Chicago a two-run lead. Chicago later improved to 15-5 after handing the Brewers a 4-3 loss.
28-year-old right-hander, Chase Anderson, on the other hand, will be squaring off against the Cubs for the first time this season. Anderson (1-5, 6.11 ERA) started off the year on a great note, holding the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals to three runs which were all unearned.
Since then, opposing teams have gotten the best of Anderson. He’s been tagged for 24 earned runs on 37 hits and nine home runs while posting an 18/11 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings of work during a five-game losing streak dating back to Apr. 18.
First pitch for tonight’s contest is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. central time and will air live on CSN, 670 The Score. Now here’s a look at how both the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers will match up in Game 1 of this three-game set.