Tuesday night's game was encouraging, seeing the Cubs come back from being down 5-0.
A win today would take the series and appear to put the team back on track.
Again, there is a chance of scattered showers and storms today, but I think they'll get this one in.
Here are today’s particulars.
Szczur RF, Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Russell SS, Contreras C, Almora CF, Baez 2B, Hendricks P, Jay LF
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Villar 2B, Thames 1B, Shaw 3B, Perez RF, Franklin LF, Bandy C, Broxton CF, Arcia SS, Milone P
Kyle Hendricks vs. Tommy Milone
This game is a pitching rematch of April 8 in Milwaukee. Kyle Hendricks allowed two homers in the game (Jonathan Villar and Nick Franklin), but recovered to have six decent innings (four runs allowed, six strikeouts). The Cubs scored four runs off Tommy Milone in four innings and then pounded the Milwaukee bullpen in an 11-6 win.
I'll take another one of those please.
Today's game is on WGN. It’s also on MLB Network (outside the Chicago and Milwaukee markets).
Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.
Baseball-reference.com game preview
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