In what could have been his final start as a Phillie, Cole Hamels fired the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, the first of his career.
From the seasoned veteran lefty whose time in Philly make be coming to a close to the highly-touted rookie right-hander just starting out. Aaron Nola takes the mound for the second time looking for similar success and a first of his own – a win – which would also give the Phillies a sweep of the Chicago Cubs. First pitch is set for 2:20 p.m.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Chicago Cubs (51-45)
Philadelphia Phillies (36-63)
(5-4, 2.82 ERA)
(0-1, 1.50 ERA)
Nola makes his second career start and his first on the road in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Nola allowed just one run, on a home run to the opposing pitcher no less, in his major-league debut, also surrendering five hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings.
The Phillies face right-hander Jason Hammel, who allowed two runs – one earned – on five hits in five innings in his last start. He is 1-2 with a 6.58 ERA in his career against the Phillies in five games and four starts. However, Hammel is 5-2 with a 2.27 ERA at Wrigley Field in 15 games.
San Francisco Giants (31-25)
Philadelphia Phillies (18-24)
It's a very similar lineup to Saturday's no-hitter with one change. Cameron Rupp is catching again for the rookie Nola.
Nola faces a test with so many young players with potential at the top of the order for Chicago. Kyle Schwarber is back in the lineup with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler right behind him. Once again, the pitcher, Hammel, bats eighth.
Gametime: 2:20 p.m.Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy, 0% PoPLocation: Wrigley Field, Chicago, ILTV: CSNRadio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP, SBP 1480 (Spanish)
Kevin Durso is an editorial assistant for Philliedelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.