The Chicago Cubs returned to Los Angeles over the weekend and set up a store in the city where the history of the recent franchise took place.
The Cubs, who won six of the last eight games, will have a new success against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the leader of the National League West, who won seven of the last eight games.
It wasn't the power to join the six winning seasons from 2015 to 20 and win the 2016 World Series. The Cubs arrive in Los Angeles in a four-game series that brings memories of the best pitching performances. Two of the last four no-hit no-runs of the franchise were delivered at Dodger Stadium, including one from Jake Arrieta in 2015 and the only no-hit no-run in the Cubs in 2021.
Right-handed Mark Leiter Jr. (2-2, 4.85 ERA) complies with the high pitching standards in Los Angeles. He will return to Major League Baseball for the first time since 2018, and Rater will make his 12th appearance and 4th start.
He got a start on Thursday shortly after an emergency outing to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday when he made 5 1/3 innings on just 57 pitches. It came after Alec Mills had to leave after 7 pitches due to back pain.
"I was really impressed," said Cubs manager David Ross, with one walk and five strikeouts, one run with just three hits. He talked about the later who gave up. "The situation made it even better. It was a really good performance — a big time performance."
Laiter made two appearances (one start) against the Dodgers, whichever Will also appear in 2017 as a newcomer to the Philadelphia Phillies. He has 1.29 ERA against them in 7 innings.
The Cubs defeated Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday, rallying with Rafael Ortega's eight RBIs and P.J. Higgins' nine run score doubles. Leave the Brewers near Josh Hader. The four Chicago rescuers did not give up on more than 31/3 innings.
The Cubs have taken two of the three games in each of the last four series.
The Dodgers have won four of the last five series and used four pitchers on Wednesday to keep the Colorado Rockies down to one hit with a 2: 1 comeback win.
Los Angeles right-handed Tony Gonsolin (10-0, 1.54) brings the highest ERA in baseball to the start of Thursday with the aim of becoming the winner of the first 11 games in baseball. increase. Gonsolin appears to be the key to making his first All-Star game, and he could be a National League starter in a game at the Dodger Stadium.
Gonsolin hasn't abandoned more than two earned runs in 15 starts and made one run during the season against San Diego Padres on Friday. Abandoned. Best 72/3 innings, no walks, 8 strikeouts.
"I'm just staying in the (strike) zone and trying to get them to hit it," Gonsolin said. "We have the best defense behind me, so let them play."
Dodges received a scoreless inning from Craig Kimbrel on Wednesday. .. This is the first outing after a comeback hit behind his right shoulder on Sunday. Kimbrel, who recorded 14 saves with 17 chances, was part of the Cubs no-hitter no-run at Dodger Stadium in 2021 and recorded the last three outs.
– Field-level media