Cubs Look to Keep Pressure on Against Padres – Series Preview: May 9-11, 2016

There’s no doubt the Cubs are riding high after their dominating performances last week, sweeping two of the best teams in the National League and outscoring them by a combined 24 runs or 3.4 runs per game. They’ll be looking to avoid a let down against the San Diego Padres who have the second worst record in the National League.

Game times and broadcast info

  • Monday, May 9 at 7:05 PM CDT on CSN
  • Tuesday, May 10 at 7:05 PM CDT on WPWR
  • Wednesday, May 11 at 7:05 PM CDT on CSN

Starting Pitchers

Date Team Pitcher Age T ERA W/L K/BB
5/9 CHC Jon Lester 32 L 1.58 3-1 4.22
SAN Cesar Vargas 24 R 1.10 0-1 1.33
5/10 CHC Kyle Hendricks 26 R 3.10 2-2 3.83
SAN Colin Rea 25 R 3,82 3-1 1.93
5/11 CHC John Lackey 37 R 4.02 4-1 4.00
SAN Drew Pomeranz 27 L 2.12 3-3 2.56

What to watch for

  • The thought of playing the Padres, especially after sweeping the Pirates and Nationals, likely doesn’t have many Cubs’ fans concerned. San Diego is 6-4 in their last ten games. More impressively, in their last three series they’ve split four games with the Mets and won 2 of 3 from both the Rockies and the Dodgers. This team is not to be overlooked.
  • Miguel Montero is eligible to return from the DL as earlier as Tuesday. If he can return that would mean that Tim Federowicz would be sent back to AAA Iowa.
  • There’s rain in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday’s games. The Cubs have already had two games rescheduled so far this year. A third postponement would be a lot for this early in the year and take away from some needed rest time later, when they’ll have to make it up. Hopefully the weather holds.
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