Jon Lester gets the start Sunday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Rockies at Wrigley Field. Javier Baez will start at shortstop, giving Addison Russell a day off. Here’s the lineup:
More Jake Arrieta notes: Arrieta extended his franchise record to 23-straight quality starts and now has thrown 48 2/3-consecutive scoreless innings at Wrigley Field dating to last season.
Elias reports that Arrieta became the first pitcher in Major League history to make six-straight regular-season home starts (either spanning seasons or within one season) without being charged a run.
Elias adds that Arrieta’s 48 2/3-consecutive scoreless innings at home are the longest for any pitcher at his home park since the Phillies Ray Herbert threw 54 straight scoreless innings at Connie Mack Stadium spanning 1962-63.
*Looking ahead to Cubs at Cardinals series, here are the pitching matchups:
Monday: RHP John Lackey (2-0, 5.68) vs. RHP Mike Leake (0-1, 6.97)
Tuesday: RHP Jason Hammel (1-0, 0.75) vs. LHP Jaime Garcia (1-0, 2.40)
Wednesday: RHP Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 2.84) vs. RHP Carlos Martinez (2-0, 3.46)
Source:: Muskat Ramblings