Series Preview: Cubs vs. Giants (July 22-24)

Fresh off a 7-2 homestand, the Cubs start a 3-game series on the road in San Francisco Monday night.

The Games

  • Monday – 8:45 PM CDT: (WGN, 670 The Score)
  • Tuesday – 8:45 PM CDT: (ABC 7 Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Wednesday – 2:45 PM CDT: (MLB Network, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Monday – RHP Alec Mills vs. RHP Shaun Anderson
  • Tuesday – RHP Yu Darvish vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner
  • Wednesday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Tyler Beede

The Last Series

  • Cubs won 2 games out of 3 against San Diego: (6-5, 6-5, 1-5)
  • Giants won 3 games out of 4 against the Mets: (3-2, 1-0, 4-11, 3-2)

Who’s Hot (Giants)

  • LF Mike Yastrzemski is 13-for-34 with 4 homers and 9 RBI in his last 8 games.
  • SS Brandon Crawford is 10-for-32 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI in his last 8 games.

Important Injuries (Giants)

  • 3B Evan Longoria is on the 10-day IL with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Longoria is out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • 1B Anthony Rizzo is 11-for-20 with 8 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • SS Javy Baez is 8-for-25 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • 3B Kris Bryant and LF Kyle Schwarber each have 2 homers in their last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • LHP Cole Hamels is on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain. Hamels is out for the series.

Other Notes

  • This is the 1st meeting between the Cubs and Giants this season.
  • The Cubs went 3-3 last season against San Francisco.

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