Chicago Cubs head West to face the San Francisco Giants
The Chicago Cubs’ and Jake Arrieta hope to turn things around as they head to San Francisco ciso to face Matt Moore and the Giants.
The Chicago Cubs have had their struggles against the NL West, going 0-6 in their last trip at the end of May. They were swept by the Dodgers and Padres during the ‘Anchorman’ trip. This time it’ll be the Easy Rider road trip. The Cubs trip will include a lot of leather, and a starter who fits the trip that they call “Jake the Snake.”
The Cubs (58-52) will look to one of the hottest arms in the rotation in Jake Arrieta (10-8, 3.88) who is coming off his best start of the season. In his last six starts, he’s allowed just nine earned runs. And he’s had success against the Giants as he holds a 1.82 ERA against them in six starts.
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With the Cubs facing three left handers, Kyle Schwarber will get a break as Joe Maddon will likely favor Albert Almora and Jon Jay in much of the series against the Giants (44-69). The Cubs will get Matt Moore (3-11, 5.80) in the opener, who wasn’t won a game since June 20. In that stretch, he’s surrendered four or more runs in five straight outings.
The Cubs will also get another look at Pablo Sandoval, who went 1-for-3 in his return to the Giants’ lineup. The Giants hope that he will find the magic that he had in San Francisco that he had before leaving for Boston.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:
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The game is scheduled for a 9:08 P.M. CT start. The game will be televised on WGN and ESPN,
and the radio broadcast will be carried on 670 The Score. Be sure to check back for our postgame coverage following the last out.