Cubs @ Nationals: Montgomery vs Ross (Game 146) 

CHC (84-61): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-5, 3.85) 
WAS (74-72): RHP Joe Ross (0-0, ---) 
First pitch: 7:00pmCST 

Montgomery gave up 2 ER in 4 innings and lost in Milwaukee last Tuesday. He had a scoreless inning of relief against the Nats on August 11. Overall, they are 3-10 against him. Harper, Hendrick, and Wieters have the hits.

Ross’s return from Tommy John surgery was washed out on September 7. The Cubs are 11-46 (.239) against him. Rizzo is 4-8.

Hamels and Harvey tomorrow back at Wrigley--now at 7:05pmCST, for your jet-lagged pleasure.

Go Cubs! 

Brewers @ Cubs: Anderson vs Hendricks (Game 145) 

MIL (83-63): RHP Chase Anderson (9-7, 3.95) 
CHC (84-60): RHP Kyle Hendricks (11-10, 3.71) 
First pitch: 7:00pmCST 

Hendricks had a no-decision in DC on Thursday (5 IP, 1 ER). He’s 2-0 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts against the Brewers this season. Overall, they are 46-211 (.218) against him. Shaw is 6-21 with 3 HR.

Brewers @ Cubs: Chacin vs Quintana (Game 144) 

MIL (83-62): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (14-6, 3.59) 
CHC (83-60): LHP José Quintana (12-9, 4.14) 
First pitch: 7:05pmCST 

Quintana beat the Brewers in Milwaukee on Thursday (6.2 IP, 2 ER). He’s 3-1 with a 2.64 in five starts against them this season. Overall, they are 60-287 (.209) against him. Moustakas is 12-46 with 3 HR.

Chacin lost to the Cubs his last time out (4.2 IP, 3 ER). He’s 2-1 with a 1.53 in three starts against them this season. For their careers, these Cubs are 33-119 (.277) against him. Murphy is 8-18 with 2 HR.

Brewers @ Cubs: Miley vs Lester (Game 143) 

MIL (82-62): LHP Wade Miley (3-2, 2.12) 
CHC (83-59): LHP Jon Lester (15-5, 3.53) 
First pitch: 7:00pmCST 

After pitching only one inning in Friday’s postponed game, Lester gets a quick turnaround. He beat Milwaukee at Wrigley on April 5 (6 IP, 0 ER). Overall, they are 44-157 (.280) against him. Braun is 8-18.

Miley gave up 1 ER in 6 innings to beat the Cubs his last time out. For their careers, they are 23-108 (.213) against him. Almora is 3-5 with a HR.

The Brewers are currently 2 games back in the division. 

Quintana and Chacin tomorrow at 7:05pmCST.

Cubs @ Nationals: Montgomery vs Fedde (Game 143) 

CHC (83-59): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-5, 3.85) 
WAS (71-72): RHP Erick Fedde (1-3, 6.00) 
First pitch: 12:35pmCST
POSTPONED

Montgomery gave up 2 ER in 4 innings and took the loss in Milwaukee on Tuesday. He had a scoreless inning of relief against the Nats on August 11. Overall, they are 3-10 against him. Harper, Hendrick, and Wieters have the hits.

Cubs @ Nationals: Hamels vs Rodriguez (Game 142)

CHC (83-58): LHP Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67)
WAS (70-72): RHP Jefry Rodriguez (2-2, 5.58)
First pitch: 6:05pmCSTish

Hamels gave up 2 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision in Milwaukee his last time out. He gave up 1 ER against the Nats in the Bote game. Overall, they are 43-203 (.212) against him. 

Rodriguez might not be long for the game, as the Nats are keeping an eye on the rookie’s innings. Also, he is pretty inconsistent and the Cubs might buy into Joe’s plan to split the games. On the other hand, none of the Cubs have faced him.

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