Series Preview: Cubs vs. Nationals (August 23-25)

Fresh off 5 straight wins including a 3-game sweep of the Giants, the Cubs close out the homestand with a 3-game set against Washington.

The Games

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

The Pitchers

  • Friday – LHP Jon Lester vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez
  • Saturday – LHP Jose Quintana vs. TBD
  • Sunday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg

The Last Series

  • Cubs swept San Francisco 3-0: (5-3, 12-11, 1-0)
  • Nationals won 3 out of 4 in Pittsburgh: (13-0, 1-4, 11-1, 7-1)

Who’s Hot (Nationals)

  • 3B Anthony Rendon is 13-for-33 (.394) with 2 homers and 9 RBI in his last 7 games.
  • RF Adam Eaton is 11-for-29 (.393) with 3 homers and 8 RBI in his last 7 games.

Important Injuries (Nationals)

  • LHP Sean Doolittle is out for the series.
  • 1B Ryan Zimmerman may be available in the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • RF Nick Castellanos is 9-for-25 (.360) with 3 homers and 5 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • 1B Anthony Rizzo is 7-for-17 (.412) with 3 homers and 6 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • C Willson Contreras is out for the series.

Cubs vs. Nationals This Season

  • The Cubs won 2 games out of 3 in DC in mid-May.

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