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Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview, Tuesday 6/7, 6:05 CT

The Cubs look to continue their perfect mark against the Phillies this year.

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You already know the big news of the day, Jorge Soler to the DL and Albert Almora recalled, so let's get right to today's particulars.

Cubs lineup:

Fowler CF, Heyward RF, Bryant LF, Rizzo 1B, Zobrist 2B, La Stella 3B, Montero C, Russell SS, Hendricks P

Phillies lineup:

Herrera CF, Hernandez 2B, Galvis SS, Franco 3B, Howard 1B, Goeddel RF, Asche LF, Ruiz C, Eickhoff P

Kyle Hendricks


Jerad Eickhoff

Once again, today's game is a pitching rematch from week before last. On May 28 at Wrigley Field, Kyle Hendricks threw a five-hit, one-run complete game. He followed that up with eight strong innings against the Dodgers. He seems to have figured something out, so let's hope it continues. In that May 28 game, the Cubs scored four runs in six innings off Jerad Eickhoff, including a homer from Dexter Fowler. Eickhoff was a bit better in his last start against the Brewers (6⅔ innings, two runs).

Today's game is on WGN.

Here is the complete Mediacenter for today. Gameday game preview

SB Nation game preview

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The 2016 Game Thread procedure will be the same as the one used at the end of 2015. Here's how it works.

You'll find the game preview posted separately on the front page, two hours before game time (90 minutes for some early day games following night games).

At the same time, a StoryStream™ containing the preview will also post on the front page. The First Pitch Thread and all the overflow threads will be published in that stream, as well as the recap. The recap will also live on the front page as a separate post, and at the time I write the recap I will rename the stream "Cubs vs. (Team) (Day of Week) Game Threads" so you can go back and find every thread related to that particular game.

You will also be able to find the preview, First Pitch Thread, all the overflow threads and recap in the box marked "Chicago Cubs Game Threads" at the bottom of the front page (you can also find them in this section link). They will also appear in the game's StoryStream™ as noted above.

The First Pitch thread will post at five minutes before game time, then an overflow thread at one hour, two hours and 2:45 after the scheduled game time.

Discuss amongst yourselves.