Scouting Report on todays starters from MLB.com
Cole Hamels – Hamels pitched seven strong innings against the Nationals, allowing two earned runs on six hits. His night was done well before the game was decided and, though he was denied his 12th win of the season, the Phillies won the game in extras. Hamels tried to get a win on his own bobblehead giveaway night, but the Nats rallied in the ninth inning. He’s allowed two or fewer walks in his past four starts.
Ted Lilly – Lilly has won his last seven decisions and has a 2.77 ERA since June 15, giving up 17 earned runs over 55 1/3 innings. He’s also recorded a hit in four straight starts. In his last outing against the Cardinals, he gave up one run on six hits over seven innings. He’s the first Cubs lefty to win 11 games since Greg Hibbard went 15-11 in 1993.
View the Cubs career numbers vs. Cole Hamels – ESPN Splits
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|S. Victorino – RF||A. Soriano – LF|
|T. Iguchi – 2B||R. Theriot – SS|
|J. Rollins – SS||D. Lee – 1B|
|R. Howard – 1B||A. Ramirez – 3B|
|A. Rowand – CF||M. DeRosa – 2B|
|P. Burrell – LF||M. Murton – RF|
|W. Helms – 3B||A. Pagan – CF|
|C. Ruiz – C||J. Kendall – C|
|C. Hamels – P||T. Lilly – P|