Jake Arrieta returns home as the Phillies travel to Chicago to face the Cubs
Phillies fans have been starved of runs during the entire west coast road trip, and had more injuries during the road trip than runs scored in San Francisco.
Now the team hits the last stretch of their road trip with a visit to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs.
Chicago is 8-2 in their last 10 games including a four-game sweep of the New York Mets heading into the series with Philadelphia.
After the three-game series in Chicago the Phillies won’t see the Cubs until Aug. 31 when they host them for a three-game series.
Here’s everything needed for the game in Chicago against the Cubs.
Date: June 5, 2018
First Pitch: 8:05 PM ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Stadium: Wrigley Field
Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 3.19 ERA) vs Zach Eflin (1-2, 4.50 ERA)
Radio Station: 94 WIP, WSAN AM 1470 WTTM 1680; 670 The Score; Siriux SM
TV Channel: NBCSP+; WGN
Live Online Stream: NBC Philadelphia (subscribers only)
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Odubel Herrera, CF
- Scott Kingery, SS
- Carlos Santana, 1B
- Aaron Altherr, RF
- Nick Williams, LF
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Jorge Alfaro, C
- Zach Eflin, SP
Eflin has one career start against the Cubs where he went seven innings allowing three runs off nine hits.
Here’s the Cubs lineup, which includes Kris Bryant with three hits in four at-bats against Eflin.
- Ben Zobrist, 2B
- Jayson Heyward, RF
- Kris Bryant, 3B
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B
- Willson Contreras, C
- Kyle Schwarber, LF
- Javier Baez, SS
- Albert Almora Jr., CF
- Kyle Hendricks, SP
Hendricks is 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA against the Phillies in his career in four starts.
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