#Cubs Hammel starts vs Brewers
Jason Hammel gets the start Wednesday night as the Cubs play the Brewers in Game 2 of their three-game series at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:
*Hammel is 7-0 with a 2.18 ERA lifetime vs. the Brewers, including a 2-0 mark this year. In his last start, Hammel was pulled in the fifth inning after giving up two runs on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts. The right-hander has given up nine runs over his last 13 2/3 innings.
*Matt Garza gets the start for the Brewers. He gave up three runs on four hits over six innings on Aug. 1 in a loss.
*Anthony Rizzo is batting .405 (17-for-42) with five home runs and 15 RBIs against the Brewers so far. He’s also batting .474 (18-for-39) in his last 11 games.
*James Russell picked up the save Tuesday. He’s the seventh Cubs pitcher with a save this season, most for any team in the Majors.