The Philadelphia Phillies continue with their three-game series at Wrigley Field on Wednesday when they face the Chicago Cubs.
The Phillies were off on Monday, but lost to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday 6-1. The loss was the Phillies third consecutive as the Giants swept them in the weekend series. Jake Arrieta, now 5-3, took the loss.
The Cubs beat the New York Mets on Sunday 2-0 to sweep their four-game series with the Mets and win for the seventh time in their last eight played. Chicago is now 10 games over .500 and two games behind first place Milwaukee in the NL Central.
Oduebel Herrera leads Philadelphia with a .305 batting average and 64 hits. Carlos Santana leads the Phillies in home runs with nine and RBIs with 33. Philadelphia has a team batting average of .233 while opposing hitters are averaging .240 at the plate against Phillies pitching. On Wednesday, the Phillies will send Aaron Nola to the mound. The right-hander this season is 7-2 with an ERA of 2.18, 74 Ks and 18 BBs.
Albert Almora Jr. leads Chicago with a .317 batting average. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 58 hits, while Javier Baez leads in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 45. Chicago has a team batting average of 266, while opposing hitters are averaging .217 at the plate against Cubs pitching. On Wednesday, the Cubs will send Jose Quintana to the mound. The southpaw this season is 6-4 with an ERA of 4.30, 57 Ks and 29 BBs.