Below is an advertisement.

Probable Pitchers

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeff Locke, LHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Jeff Locke, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Jeff Locke, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. CHC hitters
  • x ...loading
    Jeff Locke, last 5 years vs. CHC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

The Pirates have won each of Locke's first three starts. Commanding offspeed stuff has been behind early season effectiveness, resulting in an up-tick of missed swings. Will be his first Wrigley Field start since June 9, 2013.

Travis Wood, LHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Travis Wood, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Travis Wood, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. PIT hitters
  • x ...loading
    Travis Wood, last 5 years vs. PIT
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Wood did not get a decision in his last start, giving up three runs over five innings against the Pirates. He beat the Reds at Wrigley on April 15, holding them to three hits over seven innings. The lefty is 3-5 with a 2.69 ERA vs. his former team.

Back To Top

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Gerrit Cole, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Gerrit Cole, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Gerrit Cole, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. CHC hitters
  • x ...loading
    Gerrit Cole, last 5 years vs. CHC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Coming into his own in his second full big league season, Cole will try to extend the Majors' longest current win streak to eight straight. His 5-0 lifetime record against the Cubs (of 24 total wins) includes a 3-0 mark in Wrigley Field.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Kyle Hendricks, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. PIT hitters
  • x ...loading
    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. PIT
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Hendricks didn't pitch badly in his last outing against the Pirates, but he wasn't sharp, giving up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. The Cubs need him to go deeper in games, and that will be the goal.

Back To Top

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Wily Peralta, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Wily Peralta, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Wily Peralta, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. CHC hitters
  • x ...loading
    Wily Peralta, last 5 years vs. CHC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Peralta has given up 32 hits, but walked only six batters, over his first 25 innings. Chicago's Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo are a combined 22-for-48 (.458) with seven home runs vs. Peralta.

Jon Lester, LHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Jon Lester, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Jon Lester, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. MIL hitters
  • x ...loading
    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. MIL
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Lester will get a chance to face another NL Central team when he meets the Pirates. The lefty is still looking for his first win with the Cubs, but was encouraged by his last outing when he struck out 10 over six innings vs. the Reds.

Back To Top

Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Mike Fiers, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Mike Fiers, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Mike Fiers, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. CHC hitters
  • x ...loading
    Mike Fiers, last 5 years vs. CHC
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Fiers has almost twice as many hits and walks allowed (36) as innings pitched (18 2/3). Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs was 5-for-6 with a home run and a double off Fiers last season.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
  • Last 3 starts
  • x
    Jake Arrieta, last 3 starts
  • Regular season
  • x
    Jake Arrieta, regular season
  • Last 5 years vs. MIL hitters
  • x ...loading
    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. MIL
    HitterAVGABHRRBI
Career stats

Arrieta struck out six over six innings in his last start against the Reds, retiring the first 11 batters in the game. He is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA at Wrigley this season. In his career, he's 2-2 with a 2.59 ERA vs. the Brewers.

Back To Top