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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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    Vince Velasquez, last 3 starts
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    Vince Velasquez, regular season
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    Vince Velasquez, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Velasquez has lasted longer into each successive start in 2017, needing to top 6 1/3 innings to keep that streak going. He faced the Cubs twice last season, once allowing seven runs and once pulled after two pitches with bicep soreness.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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    Brett Anderson, last 3 starts
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    Brett Anderson, regular season
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    Brett Anderson, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Anderson picked up a quality start in his last outing against the Pirates, but it wasn't pretty as he walked six over six innings. The Phillies have a slash line of .230/.294/.410 against left-handed pitchers.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 3 starts
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    Jeremy Hellickson, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Hellickson's one outing against Cubs in his seven-year career came with Arizona in 2015. He has been worth every penny of the $17-million qualifying offer he accepted this offseason. He currently holds a 1.80 ERA and 0.833 WHIP this season.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Lester allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in his last start vs. the Pirates, saying he felt better than he had all season. Unfortunately, it resulted in a loss. At Wrigley Field, he has given up one run over 13 innings for a 0.69 ERA.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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    Jerad Eickhoff, last 3 starts
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    Jerad Eickhoff, regular season
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    Jerad Eickhoff, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Eickhoff hopes to rebound following his worst start of the season, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Dodgers on Friday. Eickhoff had trouble commanding his best pitch, which is his curveball.

Jake Arrieta, RHP
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    Jake Arrieta, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Arrieta failed to go at least five innings in a start for the first time since August 2014, snapping a streak of 72 straight starts. He's given up eight earned runs in the first inning in his last two starts. He hopes for a better start vs. Philly.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Zach Eflin, RHP
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    Zach Eflin, regular season
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    Zach Eflin, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Eflin pitched splendidly against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. After he allowed a leadoff homer in the first, he retired 21 of the final 25 batters he faced, allowing just four hits and two runs in seven innings.

John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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    John Lackey, regular season
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. PHI
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Lackey will be vying for his sixth straight start of at least six innings. He went that far against the Red Sox in his last outing. He's looking for his first win at home after beginning 0-2 with a 3.75 ERA in two starts.

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Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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