Cubs @ Nationals: Garcia vs Scherzer (Game 141)

CHC (83-57): LHP Jaime Garcia (3-6, 5.93)
WAS (69-72): RHP Max Scherzer (16-6, 2.28)
First pitch: 3:05pmCST

Garcia, who started in the rotation for the Blue Jays, has been pitching out of the pen since July. A 6.00+ ERA will do that to you. In August he pitched 5.2 scoreless innings and picked up a win along the way, so let’s go with that. Overall, the Nationals are 16-74 (.216) against him. Kendrick is 3-4 with a HR.

By matching him up with Scherzer, Joe seems to be aiming for a split of the double bill. We should get a funky line-up for this one.

Cubs @ Nationals: Lester vs Ross (Game 141)

CHC (83-57): LHP Jon Lester (15-5, 3.53)
WAS (69-72): RHP Joe Ross (0-0, ---)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST
POSTPONED

Lester went 6 scoreless in Philly on Sunday for the win. He gave up 8 ER in 3.2 innings against the Nationals at Wrigley on August 11. Overall, they are 52-192 (.271) against him. Harper is 3-10 with a HR.

Ross is returning from TJS and hasn’t pitched since July 9 of last year. The Cubs are 11-46 (.239) against him. Rizzo is 4-8.

Hamels and Scherzer tomorrow at the same time.

Go Cubs!

Cubs @ Nationals: Hendricks vs Strasburg (Game 140)

CHC (82-57): RHP Kyle Hendricks (11-10, 3.77)
WAS (69-71): RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.09)
First pitch: 6:05pmCST

Hendricks beat the Phillies his last time out (6 IP, 1 ER). He had a no-decision against the Nationals on August 19 (6 IP, 2 ER). Overall they are 21-79 (.266) against him. Eaton is 4-10 with 2 HR.

Strasburg gave up 2 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday. For their careers, these Cubs are 31-110 (.282) against him. Heyward is 15-37 with a HR.

Lester and Ross tomorrow at the same time.

Cubs @ Brewers: Quintana vs Chacin (Game 139)

CHC (81-57): LHP José Quintana (11-9, 4.21)
MIL (79-61): RHP Jhoulys Chacin (14-5, 3.53)
First pitch: 7:10pmCST

All the Cubs need to do is not get swept, and yet here we are on the brink. 

Quintana gave up 1 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision in Philly on Friday. In four starts against the Brewers this season, he’s 2-1 with a 2.63. Overall, they are 55-263 (.209) against him. Cain is 22-73 with a HR. 

Cubs @ Brewers: Montgomery vs Miley (Game 138)

CHC (81-56): LHP Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.82)
MIL (78-61): LHP Wade Miley (2-2, 2.18)
First pitch: 7:10pmCST

Montgomery was lucky to have a no-decision in his first game back from the DL in Atlanta (4.1 IP, 4 ER). He’s 0-2 with a 2.84 in two games (one start) against the Brewers this season. Overall, they are 30-124 (.242) against him. Shaw is 4-12 with a HR.

Cubs @ Brewers: Hamels vs Davies (Game 137)

CHC (81-55): LHP Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.70)
MIL (77-61): RHP Zach Davies (2-5, 5.23)
First pitch: 1:10pmCST

Hamels went 5 scoreless against the Mets on Tuesday for a no-decision. The Brewers are 41-131 (.313) against him. Yelich is 6-19 with a HR.

Davies, who has been on the DL with back and shoulder injuries, last pitched on May 29 (5 IP, 5 ER), a loss against the Cardinals. In his two games against the Cubs this season, he went 0-1 with a 2.31. Overall, they are 56-218 (.257) against him. Bryant is 13-33 with 2 HR.

Cubs @ Phillies: Lester vs Nola (Game 136)

CHC (80-55): LHP Jon Lester (14-5, 3.67)
PHI (72-63): RHP Aaron Nola (15-3, 2.10)
First pitch: 12:35pmCST

Lester gave up 3 ER in 6 innings for a no-decision against the Mets on Monday. The Phillies are 34-156 (.218) against him. Bautista is 14-65 with 5 HR.

Nola, who had a no-decision against the Cubs on June 6 (6 IP, 3 ER), gave up 1 ER in 7 innings for a no-decision against the Nationals his last time out. The Cubs are 15-57 (.263) against hinm. Murphy is 9-26 with a HR.

Hamels and Davies tomorrow in Milwaukee at 1:10pmCST.

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