After his last start was cut short with hamstring cramps, Jason Hammel returns to the mound today to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second of a three-game weekend set.

Hammel threw only two innings against the Dodgers on Monday before exiting the game, but is ready to go today against an Arizona lineup that has gone a combined 9-for-43 against him. Four of those hits have come from All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who’s gone 4-for-11 with a home run and four runs batted in.

The Diamondbacks will counter with left-hander Edwin Escobar, who’ll be making just his second Major League start and fourth overall appearance. In his first start, which came on Monday against the Astros, the 24-year-old gave up eight runs on ten hits in just 3 1/3 innings. The only man on the Cubs roster he’s faced is Ben Zobrist, who doubled off of him when he was called up in 2014 as a member of the Boston Red Sox.

Here’s everything else you need to know about today’s matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks (24-33) at Chicago Cubs (38-15)

Time: 1:20 PM CT

Location: Wrigley Field

Radio: 670 The Score

TV: WGN

Starting Pitchers: Edwin Escobar (0-1, 18.90 ERA) vs Jason Hammel (6-1, 2.09 ERA)

Starting Lineups

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Position Player vs Hammel AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
2B Jean Segura 3-17 .176 1 0 0 0 0 4
RF Brandon Drury
1B Paul Goldschmidt 4-11 .364 1 0 1 4 1 2
3B Jake Lamb 0-2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Welington Castillo 0-2 .000 0 0 0 0 1 2
CF Chris Owings 1-5 .200 0 0 0 0 0 1
LF Yasmany Tomas 0-2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1
SS Nick Ahmed 1-4 .250 0 1 0 0 1 1
P Edwin Escobar

 

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Position Player vs Escobar AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Jason Heyward
3B Kris Bryant
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Ben Zobrist 1-1 1.000 1 0 0 1 0 0
LF Jorge Soler
SS Addison Russell
C David Ross
P Jason Hammel