Cubs Hope To Continue Their Best Start Since 1969 Today Against The Rockies


Off to their best start since 1969 (we don’t need to talk about the finish of that season) and fresh off a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, the Chicago Cubs next take aim at the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies come into Wrigley this afternoon having won five of their first nine games, good for third-best in the National League West, only one-half game behind the Giants and Dodgers.

Today’s pitching matchup features a pair of 1-0 right-handers. Kyle Hendricks goes for the North Siders today in his second start of the season while the Rockies counter with Chad Bettis, who makes his third start of the year. His last outing was certainly better than his first. After being hit hard by the Diamondbacks in his season debut, Bettis calmed down against the Padres on Sunday, allowing only one run in seven innings while striking out six. Hendricks got his first win of the year by beating Zach Greinke and the Diamondbacks last Saturday, striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.

Here’s everything else you need to know for today’s Jackie Robinson Day game.

Colorado Rockies (5-4) at Chicago Cubs (8-1)

Time: 1:20 PM CT

Location: Wrigley Field

Radio: 670 The Score

TV: CSN, MLBN (out-of-market only)

Starting Pitchers: Chad Bettis (1-0, 4.38 ERA) vs Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 2.70 ERA)

Starting Lineups


Position Player vs Hendricks AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
2B DJ LeMahieu 3-7 .429 0 1 0 5 1 2
SS Trevor Story
RF Carlos Gonzalez 3-8 .375 1 0 1 3 1 1
3B Nolan Arenado 1-9 .111 0 0 0 0 1 1
CF Gerardo Parra 2-4 .500 0 0 0 0 0 1
LF Ryan Raburn
1B Ben Paulsen 1-2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Tony Wolters
P Chad Bettis



Position Player vs Bettis AVG. 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Jason Heyward 1-5 .200 0 0 1 2 1 1
2B Ben Zobrist 1-2 .500 1 0 0 0 1 0
1B Anthony Rizzo 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B Kris Bryant
LF Jorge Soler
C Miguel Montero 0-1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
SS Addison Russell
P Kyle Hendricks

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