Following a big win, the Chicago Cubs look to put away the Philadelphia Phillies behind right-hander Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field.
After an offensive breakout Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs’ offense is hoping to keep rolling behind right-hander ace Jake Arrieta. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner is coming off a rocky start last Friday, hoping to notch his fourth win of the season.
Arrieta (3-1, 4.66 ERA) allowed 10 hits in just 4 1/3 innings against the Red Sox at Fenway last week. He’s allowed a minimum of three earned runs in four-straight outings. Should he suffer a similar fate on Wednesday, it will mark the first time since 2011 he’s allowed at least three earned in five-straight starts.
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Meanwhile, Chicago (14-12) is looking to get back on-track after dropping two-of-three to Boston over the weekend.
The offense got a big boost in the opener. Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant all homered. Baez broke out of his cold spell, racking up four hits in the win. This marks his fourth career four-hit game.
Opposite Arrieta, Philadelphia (12-13) taps right-hander Jerad Eichoff. The 26-year-old hurler is aiming for his first win of the campaign.
The only change for the Cubs’ lineup comes behind the plate. Instead of Willson Contreras, Miguel Montero gets the nod at catcher tonight.
The Cubs continue their series against Philadelphia on Thursday in a matinee matchup at Wrigley Field. First pitch is at 1:20 p.m.