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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, last 3 starts
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. STL
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Hammel had given up one home run over 40 2/3 innings in his seven previous starts, but served up two in his last outing against the Brewers. The right-hander beat the Cardinals on April 19, giving up one run over six innings.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 3 starts
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    Michael Wacha, regular season
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Wacha has given up six runs in each of his last two starts, which both lasted just four innings. He is winless in his last five starts, the longest such winless stretch of his career. He has pitched better at home, where he has a 3.60 ERA.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. STL
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Arrieta just keeps going and going, whether he can locate or not. His stuff is good enough that he can get away with a mistake here or there. He's won 19 straight.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Martinez has dropped his last four and hasn’t pitched past the fifth in any of the three more recent ones. But one of his best starts of the season came against the Cubs, whom he limited to one run in seven innings on April 20.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Adam Morgan, LHP
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    Adam Morgan, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Morgan bounced back nicely from the worst start of his career (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER) vs. Cincinnati. He allowed only two runs over six innings against the Braves but finished with one strikeout.

Jon Lester, LHP
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In his last outing, Lester struggled against the Giants, giving up five runs over 2 2/3 innings. It was the first time a Cubs starter did not go at least five innings. Lester is 1-2 with a 2.45 ERA in five home starts.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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    Jerad Eickhoff, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Eickhoff has shown he can succeed a couple different ways as a pitcher. He’s done it relying on his fastball and curve but also has found success mixing in his slider and change. Last start, he pitched seven scoreless against the Braves.

Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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    Kyle Hendricks, regular season
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    Kyle Hendricks, last 5 years vs. PHI
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In his last outing, the Giants shut out the Cubs and Hendricks took the loss despite giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. He has a 2.28 ERA in four home games.

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