Series Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals (July 30-August 1)

The Cubs continue their road stretch on Tuesday night, opening a 3-game series against the Cardinals.

The Games

  • Tuesday – 7:15 pm CDT: (MLB Network, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Wednesday – 7:15 pm CDT: (ESPN, WGN, 670 The Score)
  • Thursday – 6:15 pm CDT: (MLB Network, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Tuesday – RHP Yu Darvish vs. RHP Adam Wainwright
  • Wednesday – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Miles Mikolas
  • Thursday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Jack Flaherty

The Last Series

  • Cubs lost 2 out of 3 in Milwaukee: (2-3, 3-5, 11-4)
  • Cardinals lost 2 out of 3 in Houston: (5-3, 2-8, 2-6)

Who’s Hot (Cardinals)

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt is 9-for-25 with 5 home runs and 9 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • SS Paul DeJong has 3 homers and 6 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cardinals)

  • 3B Matt Carpenter is on the 10-day IL with a right foot contusion. He may be available in the series.
  • OF Dexter Fowler is day-to-day with a left foot contusion.
  • C Yadier Molina is on the 10-day IL with a right thumb tendon strain. He’s likely out for the series.
  • OF Marcell Ozuna is on the 10-day IL with multiple right finger fractures. He’s out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • 3B Kris Bryant is 6-for-22 with 4 RBI in his last 5 games.
  • C Victor Caratini has 4 RBI in his last 4 games.
  • OF Albert Almora has 2 solo homers in his last 5 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • LHP Cole Hamels is on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain. Hamels will not pitch in the series.

Other Notes

  • The Cubs are 6-3 against St. Louis this season.

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