Series Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals (June 7-9)

The Cubs have won 3 out of their last 4 games and look to continue winning starting today, opening a 3-game set against the rival Cardinals.

The Games

  • Friday – 1:20 pm CST: (NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score)
  • Saturday – 6:15 pm CST: (Fox, 670 The Score)
  • Sunday – 6:05 pm CST: (ESPN, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Friday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. RHP Miles Mikolas
  • Saturday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Jack Flaherty
  • Sunday – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Adam Wainwright

The Last Series

  • Cubs beat Colorado 2 games to 1:
    (6-3, 9-8, 1-3)
  • Cardinals split series with Reds 1-1:
    (1-4, 3-1)

Cubs vs. Cardinals This Season

  • Chicago and St. Louis are tied 3-3 in the season series. The Cubs started out with a series sweep and then the Cardinals swept the Cubs last weekend.

Who’s Hot (Cardinals)

  • 3B Matt Carpenter is batting .313 with 4 RBI over his last 5 games.

Important Injuries (Cardinals)

  • C Yadier Molina, out with right thumb tendon strain. Molina does not have a timetable and will be out for this entire series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • 3B David Bote is hitting .294 with 1 homer and 8 RBI over his last 5 games.
  • SS Javy Baez has 2 home runs and 6 RBI over his last 6 games.
  • LF Kyle Schwarber has hit safely in 5 straight games (.368/7-for-19).

Important Injuries (Cubs)

Luckily, none.

Other Notes

  • The Cardinals have the same 3 starting pitchers scheduled as last week’s series in St. Louis.
  • The Cubs are just 5-9 in their last 14 games. Another sweep or series win can really start to turn things around.

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