CHICAGO — The Philadelphia Phillies (26-22) will look to avoid their third consecutive series defeat as they face right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the MLB-best Chicago Cubs (32-14) Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Right-hander Jerad Eickhoff will take the mound for the Phillies in his first career start at the 102-year-old venue. Eickhoff — who grew up 300 miles south of Wrigley in Evansville, Indiana — is 2-6 with a 4.53 ERA in nine career road starts.
The Phillies have lost five of their last seven games, outscored 28-21 by opponents.
Starting Pitching Matchup:
|Philadelphia Phillies (26-22)||Chicago Cubs (32-14)|
|RHP||Jerad Eickhoff||RHP||Kyle Hendricks|
|(2-6, 3.86 ERA)||(2-4, 3.30 ERA)|