#Cubs Hammel to face Cards
Jason Hammel is scheduled to start Tuesday night in the second game of the Cubs’ series against the Cardinals and Michael Wacha. Here’s the lineup:
Hammel did not get a decision in his last start against the Reds, giving up four runs over five innings. The right-hander is putting together a career-year in terms of strikeout numbers, averaging 9.1 K/9 this season. He’s also 10 Ks away from tying his career-high of 158 strikeouts set in 2014.
Hammel is 1-3 with a 6.31 ERA in six career starts against the Cardinals, including two starts against them this year.
No Dexter Fowler in the lineup, but that could be a way to give the veteran a breather before the day game on Wednesday.