Series Preview: Cubs vs. Phillies (August 13-15)

The Cubs open a 3-game series in Philadelphia tonight, continuing their road trip.

The Games

  • Tuesday – 6:05 pm CT:  (NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network. 670 The Score)
  • Wednesday – 6:05 pm CT: (NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN, 670 The Score)
  • Thursday – 6:05 pm CT: (WGN Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score)

The Pitchers

  • Tuesday – LHP Jose Quintana vs. LHP Jason Vargas
  • Wednesday – LHP Cole Hamels vs. RHP Aaron Nola
  • Thursday – RHP Yu Darvish vs. LHP Drew Smyly

The Last Series

  • Cubs split 4 in Cincinnati: (12-5, 2-5, 1-10, 6-3)
  • Phillies lost 3 out of 4 in San Francisco: (0-5, 9-6, 1-3, 6-9)

Who’s Hot (Phillies)

  • RF Bryce Harper is 6-for-23 (.261) with 3 homers and 7 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • LF Corey Dickerson is 7-for-21 (.333) with 2 home runs and 6 RBI in his last 5 games.

Important Injuries (Phillies)

  • RF Jay Bruce is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.

Who’s Hot (Cubs)

  • 3B Kris Bryant is 10-for-23 (.435) with 2 homers and 7 RBI in his last 6 games.
  • RF Nick Castellanos is 9-for-26 (.346) with 3 homers in his last 6 games.
  • CF Ian Happ is 8-for-21 (.381) with 3 homers and 9 RBI in his last 6 games.

Important Injuries (Cubs)

  • RHP Craig Kimbrel is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • C Willson Contreras is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • RHP Brandon Kintzler is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.
  • RHP Steve Cishek is on the 10-day IL, he’s out for the series.

Cubs vs. Phillies This Season

  • The Cubs hosted Philadelphia in the middle of May. They split the series 2 games to 2.

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