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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester served up two home runs in his last start against the Marlins, the first time he's done that this season. He's 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts against the Reds this year, including on April 22 in which he gave up one run over 7 innings.

John Lamb, LHP
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The first batter of the inning is hitting .404 (19-for-47) vs. Lamb this season, with a .491 on-base percentage. On Thursday vs. the Padres, the leadoff batter reached five of six innings as he labored much of the night in a no-decision.

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Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off a strange start. He gave up one hit over five innings against the Marlins, but it was a grand slam. He also tied a career high with four walks, and he gave the Marlins credit for not swinging at some borderline pitches.

Cody Reed, LHP
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During a no-decision on Friday vs. the Padres - his second big league start - Reed lacked the command and sharpness from his debut. He allowed five runs, throwing 104 pitches in five innings, often finding himself behind in counts.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey struggled in his previous outing, his shortest of the season at 4 1/3 innings, when he gave up seven runs vs. the Marlins. He's 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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Run support, not performance, has been deGrom’s issue. The Mets have gone 21 consecutive innings without scoring a run while deGrom has been in the game, and have plated a total of two for him over his last 35 innings. He has not won since April 30.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel took the loss in his last start, although he pitched well, giving up two runs over six innings against the Marlins. He's 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in five career starts vs. the Mets, and he lost to them last year in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon has only faced the Cubs once since joining the Mets, blanking them over seven innings of a game last July. But watch out for new Cubs hitters Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward, who are a combined 15-for-31 off Colon with five home runs.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta's struggles continued vs. the Reds as he gave up a season-high five runs and five walks over five innings. Arrieta still has a 2.10 ERA, but he's walked 20 in his last 40 innings, and four of the five runs he allowed Monday reached on a walk.

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