After taking two-of-three from the Marlins, the Chicago Cubs look to win their third-straight series, taking on the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.
In a 6-5 loss Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs fell just short of a second-straight sweep to open a homestand. But they’ll quickly look to make it three-straight series wins at Wrigley this weekend as they kick off a four-game set against the Colorado Rockies.
Chicago (30-28) hands the ball to veteran Jon Lester in the opener. Lester (3-3, 3.91) did not factor into the decision his last time out. The southpaw allowed three earned over six frames against the Cardinals last weekend. Since May 1, the Cubs own a 4-3 mark in Lester’s seven starts.
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Opposite Lester, Colorado (38-23) looks to continue on a trend they started when the Cubs visited Denver earlier this season. In that series, the Rockies outscored Chicago by a narrow margin. Of course, two of those three contests came as a day-night doubleheader that featured a pair of blowouts – with each team claiming a win.
Tyler Chatwood (5-7, 4.60) takes the ball for the Rockies. Colorado enters this big series with 38 wins – tops in the National League. Only the Houston Astros boast more wins in all of baseball (42).
This season at Wrigley Field, the Cubs own a 19-12 clip. Of course, that’s largely in-part to the team’s 5-1 record on the current homestand, but it’s promising nonetheless.
CSN Chicago+ carries the television broadcast with Len & J.D. carrying the call. Meanwhile, as usual, Pat and Ron have the radio honors on 670 AM WSCR.