Series Preview: Cubs vs. Giants (August 20-22)

The Cubs open a big stretch of home games tonight, starting off with a 3-game set against the Giants.

The Games

  • Tuesday – 7:05 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago+, 670 The Score)
  • Wednesday – 7:05 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Thursday – 1:20 pm CT: (MLB Network, WGN, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Tuesday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. RHP Tyler Beede
  • Wednesday – RHP Yu Darvish vs. Dereck Rodriguez
  • Thursday – RHP Kyle Hendricks vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija

The Last Series

  • Cubs won 2 out of 3 in Pittsburgh: (2-3, 2-0, 7-1)
  • Giants won 3 out of 4 in Arizona: (7-0, 10-9, 11-6, 1-6)

Who’s Hot (Giants)

  • LF Mike Yastrzemski is 8-for-21 (.381) with 4 home runs and 7 RBI in his last 5 games.
  • CF Kevin Pillar is 11-for-24 (.458) with 2 homers and 6 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Giants)

  • 3B Pablo Sandoval is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • RF Nick Castellanos is 7-for-23 (.304) with 2 home runs and 2 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • C Willson Contreras is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • RHP Steve Cishek is on the 10-day IL, he may be available for the series.

Cubs vs. Giants This Season

  • The Cubs lost 2 games out of 3 in San Francisco in late-July.

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