Two first place teams match up for a big series at Wrigley Field. All the story lines will be focused on the return of Jay Carrieta, whose rotation spot didn’t come up against the Cubs in his first year in Philadelphia.
- OBP: Rhys Hoskins (.390)
- ISO: Hoskins (.273)
- HR: Hoskins (11)
- R+RBI: Hoskins (62)
- wRC+: Hoskins (148)
- BSR: Jean Segura (1.9)
- Defense: J.T. Realmuto (9.4)
- SP K/9: Aaron Nola (10.32)
- SP BB/9: Zach Eflin (1.45)
- SP FIP: Jerad Eickhoff (3.47)
- RP K/9: Seranthony Dominguez (12.23)
- RP BB/9: Pat Neshek (0.57)
- RP FIP: Hector Neris (3.00
- WAR: Realmuto/Harper (1.5)
- OBP: Contreras (.420)
- ISO: Contreras (.305)
- HR: Bryzzo/Baez/Contreras (11)
- R+RBI: Bryant (67)
- wRC+: Contreras (173)
- BSR: Bryant (2.2)
- Defense: Baez (5.7)
- SP K/9: Darvish (11.79)
- SP BB/9: Cyle (1.61)
- SP FIP: Lester (2.99)
- RP K/9: Edwards (10.80)
- RP BB/9: Kintzler (1.77)
- RP FIP: Ryan (2.32)
- WAR: Baez (2.6)
Injuries, transactions, vengeance pacts, etc.
The Phillies had a busy offseason, signing Cutch and David Robertson and trading for JT Realmuto and Jean Segura. Oh, they also signed this Bryce Harper guy, but he’s no Rhys Hoskins.
K/9, BB/9, ERA, Projected ERA listed for all pitchers. No time to write much tonight…
Monday: Jay Carrieta, RHP (7.55, 3.70, 4.02, 4.42) vs Yu Darvish, RHP (11.79, 7.07, 5.14, 4.19), 7:06 PM CT
Arrieta hasn’t exactly set the world on fire since he signed his deal with the Phillies, but Yu Darvish has pretty much checked all the boxes to become the pitcher that the Cubs brass seemed to fear Arrieta may be turning into when they let him walk. At least Darvish had no walks in his last start.
Tuesday: Zach Eflin, RHP (7.23, 1.45, 2.89, 4.48) vs Jose Quintana, LHP (8.77, 2.64, 3.68, 3.79), 6:05 PM CT
Wednesday: Cole Irvin, LHP (4.85, 1.38, 2.77, 5.23) vs Cole Hamels, LHP (8.89, 3.29, 3.13, 3.79), 7:05 PM CT
Two lefties named Cole enter, one man leaves. There can be only one!
Thursday: Aaron Nola, RHP (10.32, 3.61, 4.47, 3.46) vs Jon Lester, LHP (8.79, 1.88, 2.09, 3.87), 1:20 PM CT