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Dominic Leone vs. Kyle Hendricks

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Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants start a three game series against the Chicago Cubs today at Wrigley Field.

This will be a big game for Kris Bryant, who will be playing at Wrigley Field for the first time since being traded. And he’ll be part of a stacked line up for the Giants, with Evan Longoria in the line up and no starters resting today.

Which is good, because it is going to be a bullpen game for the Giants, with Dominic Leone getting the start. Leone enters today’s game with a 1.55 ERA, 3.48 FIP, with 38 strikeouts to 20 walks in 40 innings pitched. This will be Leone’s second career “start” (for lack of a better word), his last was against the Dodgers on Sunday, in which he pitched a clean first inning before handing the ball over to Jose Alvarez.

Pitching for the Cubs will be Kyle Hendricks, who enters today’s game with a 4.65 ERA, 4.95 FIP, with 118 strikeouts to 38 walks in 160 innings pitched. Hendricks is coming off of a string of rough starts, with his last being on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in which he allowed five hits, six runs and three walks, striking out one in 4.1 innings of work, though the Cubs came back to win that one.

The Giants don’t have a ton of history against Hendricks, but Brandon Belt does have a .286 average against him in 14 at bats.


Lineups

Giants

  1. Tommy La Stella, 2B
  2. Brandon Belt, 1B
  3. Buster Posey, C
  4. LaMonte Wade, Jr., RF
  5. Kris Bryant, LF
  6. Brandon Crawford, SS
  7. Evan Longoria, 3B
  8. Mike Yastrzemski, CF
  9. Dominic Leone, RHP

Cubs

  1. Rafael Ortega, CF
  2. Frank Schwindel, 1B
  3. Ian Happ, LF
  4. Wilson Contreras, C
  5. Pactrick Wisdom, 3B
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. David Bote, 2B
  8. Sergio Alcántara, SS
  9. Kyle Hendricks, RHP

Game #141

Who: San Francisco Giants (90-50) vs. Chicago Cubs (65-76)

Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

When: 11:20 a.m. PT

Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)

National broadcast: n/a

Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM