Series Preview: Cubs vs. Mets (June 20-23)

The Cubs start a 4-game series at home tonight against the Mets.

The Games

  • Thursday – 7:05 pm CDT: (MLB Network, WGN, 670 The Score)
  • Friday – 1:20 pm CDT: (MLB Network, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Saturday – 1:20 pm CDT: (MLB Network, ABC 7 Chicago, 670 The Score)
  • Sunday – 1:20 pm CDT: (ABC 7 Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Thursday – RHP Tyler Chatwood vs. RHP Walker Lockett
  • Friday – RHP Yu Darvish vs. LHP Jason Vargas
  • Saturday – LHP Jose Quintana vs. RHP Zack Wheeler
  • Sunday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. RHP Jacob deGrom

The Last Series

  • Cubs split 2 games with the White Sox 1-1: (1-3, 7-3)
  • Mets lost 2 out of 3 to Atlanta: (3-12, 10-2, 2-7)

Who’s Hot (Mets)

  • 1B Pete Alonso is 11-for-26 with 2 home runs and 8 RBI in his last 7 games.
  • RF Michael Conforto has 2 homers and 6 RBI in his last 7 games.

Important Injuries (Mets)

  • RHP Noah Syndergaard is on the 10-day IL with a right hamstring strain. He will not start or be available for this series.
  • RHP Jeurys Familia is on the 10-day IL with a Bennett lesion in his right shoulder. Familia is out for the series.
  • Former-Cub LHP Justin Wilson is on the 10-day IL with left elbow soreness. His return date is TBD and will likely be out for this series.
  • 2B Jed Lowrie is on the 60-day IL with multiple knee and hamstring injuries. He is out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • C Willson Contreras is 7-for-14 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in his last 4 games.
  • 3B Kris Bryant is 9-for-21 in his last 6 games with 2 homers and 2 RBI.
  • 1B Anthony Rizzo has 2 home runs and 4 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. is on the 10-Day IL with a left thoracic  strain. He may be available for the series.
  • RHP  Kyle Hendricks is on the 10-Day IL with right shoulder inflammation. He will miss a few starts.

Other Notes

  • The Cubs won 2 games out of 3 the last time they faced New York in August 2018.

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