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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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Hendricks is coming off a strange start. He gave up one hit over five innings against the Marlins, but it was a grand slam. He also tied a career high with four walks, and he gave the Marlins credit for not swinging at some borderline pitches.

Cody Reed, LHP
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During a no-decision on Friday vs. the Padres - his second big league start - Reed lacked the command and sharpness from his debut. He allowed five runs, throwing 104 pitches in five innings, often finding himself behind in counts.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
John Lackey, RHP
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Lackey struggled in his previous outing, his shortest of the season at 4 1/3 innings, when he gave up seven runs vs. the Marlins. He's 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in four career starts against the Mets.

Steven Matz, LHP
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Matz complained of some elbow soreness following his June 12 loss to the Brewers, saying after his subsequent start that the joint has “been tight, but it’s fine.” Matz will put that to the test again at Nationals Park, where he is 1-0 this season.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jason Hammel, RHP
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Hammel took the loss in his last start, although he pitched well, giving up two runs over six innings against the Marlins. He's 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in five career starts vs. the Mets, and he lost to them last year in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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Run support, not performance, has been deGrom’s issue. The Mets have gone 21 consecutive innings without scoring a run while deGrom has been in the game, and have plated a total of two for him over his last 35 innings. He has not won since April 30.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta's struggles continued vs. the Reds as he gave up a season-high five runs and five walks over five innings. Arrieta still has a 2.10 ERA, but he's walked 20 in his last 40 innings, and four of the five runs he allowed Monday reached on a walk.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Colon has only faced the Cubs once since joining the Mets, blanking them over seven innings of a game last July. But watch out for new Cubs hitters Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward, who are a combined 15-for-31 off Colon with five home runs.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lost in a crazy 15-inning game, Lester had another solid outing against the Reds on Tuesday. After a two-out hit in the first, Lester held the Reds hitless until Billy Hamilton homered in the eighth, including retiring 14 straight at one point.

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