Phillies vs. Cubs Probable Starting Pitchers Today – July 4

The Philadelphia Phillies (57-29) take a three-game win streak into a road matchup versus the Chicago Cubs (39-48) at 2:20 PM ET on Thursday.

The Phillies will give the nod to Cristopher Sanchez (6-3, 2.41 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 7 on the season, and the Cubs will counter with Jameson Taillon (4-4, 3.03 ERA).

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Phillies vs. Cubs Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Sanchez – PHI (6-3, 2.41 ERA) vs Taillon – CHC (4-4, 3.03 ERA)

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Cristopher Sanchez

  • Sanchez (6-3) will take to the mound for the Phillies and make his 17th start of the season.
  • The left-hander allowed three hits in nine scoreless innings pitched against the Miami Marlins on Friday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 2.41, a 3.29 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.189 in 16 games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his fourth consecutive quality start.
  • Sanchez will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • He has kept opponents from scoring an earned run in two straight appearances.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this year, the 27-year-old ranks fourth in ERA (2.41), 40th in WHIP (1.189), and 54th in K/9 (7.6).

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jameson Taillon

  • Taillon (4-4) gets the starting nod for the Cubs in his 14th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.03 ERA in 74 1/3 innings pitched, with 58 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he threw six innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 32-year-old has a 3.03 ERA and 7 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .258 to opposing hitters.
  • Taillon is aiming to notch his fifth straight quality start in this matchup.
  • Taillon is trying for his eighth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.7 innings per start.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in two of his 13 outings this season.

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