The San Diego Padres (26-30) and Chicago Cubs (24-31) square off on Friday at 9:40 PM ET, beginning a four-game series at PETCO Park.

The probable starters are Michael Wacha (5-1) for the Padres and Jameson Taillon (0-3) for the Cubs.

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Cubs vs. Padres Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET
  • TV: SDPA
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Venue: PETCO Park
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  • Probable Pitchers: Wacha - SD (5-1, 3.45 ERA) vs Taillon - CHC (0-3, 7.76 ERA)

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jameson Taillon

  • Taillon gets the start for the Cubs, his ninth of the season. He is 0-3 with a 7.76 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, when the right-hander went 4 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 31-year-old has amassed an ERA of 7.76, with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .313 against him.
  • Taillon does not have a quality start so far this season.
  • Taillon is looking to collect his third start of five or more innings this year in this matchup.

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Padres Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Michael Wacha

  • The Padres will send Wacha (5-1) to the mound for his 11th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in seven innings against the New York Yankees.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 3.45, a 3.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.099 in 10 games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he'll earn his sixth consecutive quality start.
  • Wacha has pitched five or more innings in six straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 31-year-old's 3.45 ERA ranks 27th, 1.099 WHIP ranks 23rd, and 7.7 K/9 ranks 49th.

Michael Wacha vs. Cubs

  • The Cubs rank 20th in MLB with 248 runs scored this season. They have a .254 batting average this campaign with 66 home runs (10th in the league).
  • This season, the right-hander has pitched against the Cubs in one game, and they have gone 4-for-19 with a double, a home run and three RBI over five innings.

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