Pirates @ Cubs: Taillon vs Hamels (Game 156)
PIT (78-76): RHP Jameson Taillon (13-9, 3.24)
CHC (91-64): LHP Cole Hamels (9-10, 3.90)
First pitch: 7:05pmCST
Hamels didn't have it on Wednesday in Arizona—to say the least, giving up 7 ER in 6 innings. That was probably bound to happen. He has two wins and twelve scoreless innings against the Pirates this season—and a nice chance to right the ship. Overall, they are 20-78 (.256) against him. Marte is 10-20 with a HR.
Taillon had a tough-luck no-decision against the Royals his last time out (7 IP, 0). He's 1-0 with a 2.84 in two starts against the Cubs this season. For their careers, they are 42-123 (.341) against him. Baez is 10-16 with 2 HR, and Rizzo is 9-18 with 2 HR. That'll do, boys.
Montgomery and Archer tomorrow at the same time.