Phillies @ Cubs
Place: 3rd in NL East
Last 10: 2-2
- Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with a run scored and his second stolen base of the year yesterday.
- The Phillies bullpen did not allow a hit in 3.2 innings of work yesterday.
- Between Friday's starter Roberto Hernandez and the bullpen, the Cubs did not register a hit after the third inning.
- Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-2 with a run scored and reached base four times.
- Chase Utley went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an RBI single.
Place: 4th in NL Central
Last 10: 1-3
- The Cubs are 1,214-1,097 all-time against the Phillies and 476-388 all-time against them at Wrigley Field.
- The Cubs mustered just three hits yesterday but two drove in runs - Welington Castillo's solo home run in the second inning and Starlin Castro's RBI single in the third.
- Darwin Barney had the other hit going 1-for-2 with a run scored and a walk. Barney was the only Cub to reach base more than once.
- Both of the Cubs runs on Friday were scored with two outs.
1-0, 14.40 ERA, 2.40 WHIP
Lee, 35, had a rough opener against the Rangers allowing eight runs on 11 hits with one walk and one strikeout but still got the win for the Phillies. He is the first Phillies pitcher to allow eight earned runs and get the win since August 1981. In seven career starts against the Cubs, Lee is 4-0 with a 1.95 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. In four career starts at Wrigley Field, Lee is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Samardzija, 29, was stellar in the opener for the Cub throwing seven shutout innings allowing just five hits and two walks with three strikeouts against the Pirates. In nine career games (three starts) against the Phillies, Samardzija is 1-3 with a 10.80 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP. In 95 games (31 starts) at Wrigley Field, Samardzija is 14-13 with a 4.20 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP with one complete game.