Scouting Report on todays starters from
Rich Hill – Hill needs to turn the calendar, and quick. In April, the lefty was 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA. This month, he’s 1-3 with a 5.87 ERA. In his last start against the Padres, Hill struck out eight but also gave up five runs on six hits and two walks — and four of those hits were home runs. At least they were solo shots. It’s just a matter of better location.

Randy Wolf – Wolf became the club’s first six-game winner and exceeded his victory total for last season by beating the first-place Brewers, avenging an opening-week loss in Milwaukee. Wolf scattered only three hits over seven innings and both runs he allowed reached base via walks. He’s 2-5 lifetime against the Cubs.

View the Cubs career numbers vs. Randy Wolf – ESPN Splits

Notable Performances From Down On The Farm

Eric Patterson (AAA) 3-5, 2(3B), 4RBI, 2R, (.331avg)
Geovany Soto (AAA) 2-4, 2B, HR, 3RBI, 3R, BB, (.297avg)
Wade Miller (AAA) 5IP, 1ER, 5H, 3BB, 4K, (4.09ERA)
Casey McGehee (AA) 2-4, HR, 5RBI, R, (.288avg)
Donald Veal (AA) 4IP, 7ER, 9H, 4BB, (7.21ERA)
Jeff Samardzija (High-A) 5IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 2K, LOSS (4.82ERA)

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