Cubs @ Phillies: Hamels vs. Nola (Game 120)
CHC (64-55): LHP Cole Hamels (6-3, 3.09 ERA)
PHI (61-58): RHP Aaron Nola (10-3, 3.67 ERA)
First pitch 6:05pmCDT
Hamels returns to his old stomping grounds for the first time as a visitor. He struggled in his last start, going only 3 innings and allowing five runs, four earned, in Cincinnati. Before that he was solid, and prior to that spent a month on the I.L. He got a no decision against the Phils on May 22 in his only start against his former team, allowing 3 earned runs on 9 hits in 4 innings. He's held Bryce Harper to 9-37 with one double and 8 walks. Realmuto is 4-11 with two doubles off of Hamels.
Nola took a loss to the Giants last time out, allowing three earned runs and striking out only three in five innings. The start before that, he struck out ten White Sox and allowed one earned run on three hits in seven innings. He earned a win against the Cubs on May 23, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks in 5.1 innings. Cubs are 17-90 against him with 35 strikeouts and a .627 OPS. Rizzo is 4-9 with two homeruns.
crunch 13 hours 59 min ago (view)
Charlie 14 hours 53 min ago (view)
Lester pitched 35 innings today.
crunch 17 hours 33 min ago (view)
2019...cubs fan...being thankful heyward and chatwood are around...wtf...
Eric S 18 hours 19 min ago (view)
Like having a 5-1 lead going into the ninth?
Dolorous Jon Lester 19 hours 15 min ago (view)
With our vaunted late inning tandem of Tyler Chatwood and Rowan Wick!
Who would have thought?
Jackstraw 19 hours 16 min ago (view)
Cubs 1-10 with RISP in the series. Left lots of ducks on the pond. Could take some of the pressure off the pen.
Jackstraw 19 hours 17 min ago (view)
You could hit your thumb with a hammer. Or take a big bite of wayyyy too hot pizza. Just sayin.
Eric S 19 hours 21 min ago (view)
I’m a little surprised and confused that Bote wasn’t in the infield in the ninth? Wth - need that one out boot to complete my day
crunch 19 hours 22 min ago (view)
cubs win! about time.
Eric S 19 hours 31 min ago (view)
Cubs have to scratch mightily to get two runs against the mighty second half buccos
crunch 20 hours 2 min ago (view)
K, diving catch by happ for an out, HBP to load the bases, ground out
PIT has loaded the bases 3 times in this game.
crunch 20 hours 11 min ago (view)
...and we're doing more 0 out, men on base stuff...
2 on, 0 outs...up to 103 pitches and lester's day is done.
bullpen time. oh. boy. neat.
crunch 20 hours 24 min ago (view)
bryant has not forgotten how to hit homers.
crunch 20 hours 27 min ago (view)
2 on, 0 out, and also gets out of that.
btw, bryant has forgotten how to play 3rd base the past 2 innings...da hell...
crunch 20 hours 41 min ago (view)
no one scores! hell yeah. phew.
crunch 20 hours 47 min ago (view)
walking the pitcher to load the bases with 0 outs.
this cubbery is thicker than the humidity.