Jake Arrieta takes the mound Sunday as the Chicago Cubs look to avoid a sweep against the Colorado Rockies, and seal a winning homestand.
On Sunday the Chicago Cubs (30-31) will look to end their 10-game homestand with a win. They’ll send Jake Arrieta (6-4, 4.46 ERA) to the mound against the red-hot Colorado Rockies (41-23).
Arrieta is coming off another fine start, allowing two runs over six innings in a 10-2 win last time out against the Marlins. In his last five starts, Arrieta has thrown exactly six innings.
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In what has been an arduous task trying to cool off one of Major League Baseball’s hottest clubs, Arrieta hopes for better results this time around. In May he suffered through his shortest start as a Cub (3 2/3 IP), a 10-4 loss, against Colorado in May.
The Rockies counter with Antonio Senzatela (8-2, 3.56 ERA). In the matchup against Arrieta, he earned the win giving up two earned runs over six innings.
It’s been no secret the Cubs’ offense has been woeful, and they’ll attempt to break out once again Sunday.
Chicago has been outscored 18-5 the previous three games. Kyle Schwarber returned to the leadoff spot Saturday, and again, the offense struggled to put runners on base and bring them around to score.
WGN carries the television broadcast as Len & J.D. make the call. For the radio, it’ll be Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer on 670 AM WSCR.