Pittsburgh (3rd - NL Central) at Chi. Cubs (1st - NL Central)

Matchup Details
Tue, Aug 30 - Wrigley Field
First Pitch - 8:05 PM ET
W/LUnitsHomeAwayO/URL W/LRL Units
Pittsburgh 67-620.9034-3033-3271-5563-66-5.32
Chi. Cubs 83-472.0846-1937-2860-6371-5915.46
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
A LOOK BACK
 
INJURY REPORT
Pittsburgh
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SPI. Nova
Prob Fri
Hamstring
08/28/16
Nova exited Sunday's game due to discomfort in his left hamstring but is expected to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Brewers.0-1
$-100
1-0
SPG. Cole
15-day DL
Elbow
08/30/16
Cole was diagnosed with right elbow posterior inflammation was placed on the 15-day disabled list as a result.1-1
$+0
1-1
CC. Stewart
Mid Sept
Leg
08/28/16
Stewart is dealing with left knee discomfort and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. He is on a rehab stint and is expected to rejoin the team in September.27-21
$+359
22-24
3BJ. Kang
Mid Sept
Shoulder
08/24/16
Kang has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.5-5
$-127
3-6
Chicago
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SPJ. Lackey
Early Sept
Shoulder
08/28/16
Lackey has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder fatigue. He will throw two bullpen sessions before returning to the team towards the end of the week.10-4
$+458
6-7
RPJ. Smith
Early Sept
Hamstring
08/28/16
Smith is on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. He is aiming for a return during the beginning of September.8-4
$+258
6-5
LFC. Coghlan
Early Sept
Ribs
08/28/16
Coghlan has a right rib contusion and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as a result. Barring any setbacks, he could be activated Thursday against the Giants.8-4
$+258
6-5
RPH. Rondon
Early Sept
Tricep
08/24/16
Rondon is on the 15-day disabled list with tricep tightness and could return to the bullpen Sunday against the Giants.6-4
$+58
5-4
RPP. Strop
Late Sept
Knee
08/11/16
Strop underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks of game action.12-6
$+286
9-8
SPA. Brooks
60-day DL
Hip
08/19/16
Brooks is recovering from a hip injury and has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.83-47
$+208
60-63
SPD. Beeler
60-day DL
Shoulder
08/19/16
Beeler is dealing with right shoulder inflammation and has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.83-47
$+208
60-63
RPZ. Rosscup
60-day DL
Shoulder
08/11/16
Rosscup was placed on the 60-day disabled list due to left shoulder inflammation. He had surgery and there is no timetable for his return.83-47
$+208
60-63
LFK. Schwarber
out for season
Knee
04/11/16
Schwarber had surgery to repair full tears to his ACL and LCL in his left knee. He has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.80-47
$-92
58-62
3BC. Villanueva
Out indefinitely
Leg
02/28/16
Villanueva was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right fibula and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.83-47
$+208
60-63
RECENT TRENDS
NEWS

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The magical feeling continues to build at Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs aim for their sixth straight home victory when they continue their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. The Cubs maintained their 14-game lead in the National League Central and added to their major league-best record with an 8-7 win in 13 innings in the series opener.

 
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