With the series now even at 1-1, the Phillies hope to take a one-game lead over the Cubs Wednesday. Here is everything you need to know about the game.
The Phillies and Cubs exchanged blows but stayed close through the early stage of Tuesday night’s game until the Cubs scored six runs over two innings, sealing the win for Chicago. Now the series is tied at 1-1, and Philadelphia hopes to leave Chicago with at least two wins under their belt.
Here is everything you need to know about Wednesday night’s game:
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Date: May 3, 2017
First Pitch: 8:05 PM ET
Location: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Wrigley Field
Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff (0-2, 3.56 ERA) vs Jake Arrieta (3-1, 4.66 ERA)
Radio Station: 94.1 WIP (Phils), 670 The Score (Cubs)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phils), CSN-Chicago+ (Cubs)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
Eickhoff is coming off his worst start of the season where he gave up five runs in 5.2 innings to the Dodgers Friday night. Overall, his 3.56 ERA and 3.54 FIP are still above-average. In three career games against the Cubs, Eickhoff has a 2.70 ERA, 0.950 WHIP, and 3.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Opposite Eickhoff will be 2015 NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. The righty hasn’t had the same success as previous seasons with a 4.66 ERA in five starts to so far this year. He is coming off his first loss of the season where he gave up five runs on ten hits and three walks to the Red Sox.