The Chicago Cubs will return home to host a three-game weekend series against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs (61-82) enter the series after sweeping the NL East-leading New York Mets on the road. Chicago's pitching and clutch hitting were among the highlights from the series victory. The Cubs will get a boost out of the bullpen this weekend, with Adbert Alzolay making his season debut after sustaining an injury during spring training. In addition, Hayden Wesneski will make his first MLB start on Saturday.
The Rockies (62-81) split a two-game set on the South Side of Chicago against the White Sox earlier this week. Colorado dropped the opener 4-2 then shut out the White Sox 3-0. The Rockies started September 1-5, but have turned things around and gone 6-3 in the past 10 days.
Colorado Rockies – Yonathan Daza: day-to-day (shoulder), Jose Iglesias: 10-Day IL (hand), Lucas Gilbreath: 15-Day IL (elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 15-Day IL (acl), Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (foot), Tyler Kinley: 60-Day IL (elbow), Helcris Olivarez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)
Chicago Cubs – Rafael Ortega: 60-Day IL (finger), Nico Hoerner: day-to-day (tricep), Nick Madrigal: 10-Day IL (groin), Willson Contreras: 10-Day IL (foot), Justin Steele: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Alec Mills: 60-Day IL (back), Steven Brault: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Hendricks: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Heyward: 60-Day IL (knee), Keegan Thompson: 15-Day IL (back), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Friday – German Marquez, RHP (8-10, 5.25 ERA, 1.39 WHIP) vs. Marcus Stroman, RHP (3-7, 3.91 ERA, 1.20 WHIP)
Saturday – Jose Urena, RHP (3-6, 5.81 ERA, 1.64 WHIP) vs. Hayden Wesneski, RHP (1-1, 3.12 ERA, 0.92 WHIP)
Sunday – Ryan Feltner, RHP (2-8, 6.12 ERA, 1.45 WHIP) vs. Javier Assad, RHP (1-1, 2.53 ERA, 1.41 WHIP)
How to Watch
Friday – 1:20 p.m., Marquee Sports Network
Saturday – 1:20 p.m., Marquee Sports Network
Sunday – 1:20 p.m., Marquee Sports Network