Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs lock horns in the second of the three-game series tonight. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois. CSN Chicago will do the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on fuboTV.
In the series opener, the Defending world series champions posted a 1-6 win Friday afternoon.
Date and Time: July 8th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: CSN Chicago (US Regional)
Ivan Nova (8-6, 3.24 ERA) is set to make the start on Saturday. In his last outing, Nova allowed four runs over six innings.
Nova threw five straight quality starts in April, followed that up with a shutout against the Marlins, making a 1.50 ERA. However, he has given up three or more earned runs in nine of his 12 starts.
In his two career outings against the Cubs, Nova gave up four earned runs in over 12 1/3 innings with a 2.92 ERA
The Cubs’ third baseman- Kris Bryant grabbed four hits which saw a RBI triple, a solo home run and a two-run shot and he scored on Anthony Rizzo’s 20th home run to catapult Chicago to a 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
Jake Arrieta will take the ball as the series continues on Saturday against the Pirates. He is 9-4 with a 3.09 ERA in 17 starts against the Pirates. He had one of his best starts of the season allowing one hit over seven scoreless innings against the Reds in his last outing.
The right-hander is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts this year at Wrigley. The Cubs went 4-1 in those games.