The Chicago Cubs look to complete a series win over the Philadelphia Phillies and extend their lead in the National League Central on Thursday. Will they be able to get it done?
How to Live Stream Phillies vs Cubs
The game gets started at 2:20 PM ET from Wrigley Field and can be seen on WLS in Chicago and NBC Sports Philadelphia. Live streams can be found on the subscription service ESPN+ and Reddit's MLB streams subreddit.
Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola returns to the mound on Thursday in what has lately been his best stretch of pitching this season. After his fourth start of 2019, his ERA stood at 7.45, but it has since come down to 4.47. His record is 4-0 in his last four starts. Nola has allowed just one earned run in four of his last five appearances.
Offensively, keep looking for Bryce Harper to exit his slump to start 2019, as he's hitting just .235, but went 3-5 on Wednesday.
Jon Lester will start for the Cubs on Thursday, currently boasting an ERA of 2.09 and 1.26 WHIP. He'll look to put his last outing--a 4 1/3 innings appearance with 10 hits and five earned runs allowed--behind him.
The Phillies will hop up I-94 after this series finale, kicking off a three-game series at Milwaukee on Friday night. The Cubs will stay home for a three-game series of their own against the Reds. Interestingly, even as Cincinnati sits in an embarrassing last place in the NL Central, they are the only team to take a series off the Cubs since the Northsiders' fell to 2-7 back in early April.