Chicago Cubs welcome struggling Miami Marlins to Wrigley Field

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Chicago Cubs go with 2-3-4 starters in the series

Monday – 7:05 p.m. CT – LHP Jarlin Garcia (1-0, 1.09) v. RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.19)

Miami hands the ball to a young lefty in Jarlin Garcia. In 23 innings (four starts), he’s allowed just four base hits and two runs. The Cubs saw him on Opening Weekend, when he held Chicago scoreless in a six-inning effort.

Kyle Hendricks has been largely positive so far this year, but his success is dependent on keeping the ball down – and in the yard. Home runs have been a thorn all year for him, so keep an eye on that in the opener.

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Tuesday – 7:05 p.m. CT – RHP Jose Urena (0-5, 4.28) v. RHP Yu Darvish (0-3, 6.00)

This is perhaps the most interesting matchup in a pair of winless pitchers with very high ceilings. Jose Urena has been decent, for the most part, but his worst outing of the year came against Chicago in late March.

Opposite Urena, Yu Darvish looks to finally get his first win as a Cub. He’s struggled a great deal in his first month with the team and badly needs to get the monkey off his back. It’s anybody’s guess how he’ll look – because it’s been largely hot or cold for him to-date.

Wednesday – 1:20 p.m. CT – LHP Wei-Yin Chen (1-1, 4.82) v. LHP Jose Quintana (3-2, 4.99)

The matinee finale showcases a pair of left-handers. Wei-Yin Chen takes the ball for Miami after missing the start of the season with an injury. Wednesday will mark his first career start at Wrigley Field.

Jose Quintana, meanwhile, has been plagued by big innings this season – and his numbers reflect that. He’ll cruise through three or four innings, only to have the wheels fall off. Last time out, Quintana needed nearly 90 pitches to get through just four innings of work.