Jackson and Cubs Start New Series Against Volquez and Padres

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Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.12 ERA) comes into the game after recording his 10th quality start of the season in his last start and takes on Edinson Volquez (9-10, 5.72 ERA) as the Cubs (53-73) kickoff a three-game series with the Padres (57-70) on Friday night at PetCo Park. First pitch is at 7:10pm PDT and CSN-CHI and FSN-SD will broadcast the game.

Jackson is 0-4 with a 5.68 ERA against the Padres in his career and faces a struggling San Diego offense that's hitting just .246 on the year. Volquez starts the 150th game of his career and has gone 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA all-time vs. the Cubs. The head-to-head season series between these two teams is currently tied 2-2. In their last game, the Cubs fell 5-4 to the Nationals, while the Padres earned a victory over the Pirates 2-1. Against Padres pitching this season, the Cubs are hitting .289 with seven home runs.


Cubs Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
A+ 107.2 D. Murphy 3B 63 .328 11 8 15 0
B 84.8 D. Navarro C 192 .292 25 11 25 0
B 82.8 N. Schierholt RF 390 .277 49 18 59 6
B- 81.9 B. Bogusevic LF 61 .305 8 2 5 2
C+ 78.4 J. Lake CF 145 .316 15 4 11 2
C 72.2 A. Rizzo 1B 537 .227 58 19 66 5
D+ 69.4 W. Castillo C 359 .265 32 4 22 2
D+ 67.7 C. Ransom 3B 182 .189 18 9 20 0
D 63.4 S. Castro SS 545 .234 48 6 31 8
D 63.3 D. Barney 2B 433 .215 40 6 36 3
D- 60.5 C. Gillespie LF 55 .213 6 0 2 0
F 46.1 L. Watkins 2B 21 .158 1 0 0 0


Padres Offense
Grade Player POS PA BA R HR RBI SB
C+ 78.9 W. Venable RF 381 .263 48 17 42 14
C+ 77.4 Y. Alonso 1B 349 .289 30 6 44 6
C 76.2 C. Denorfia CF 397 .271 47 9 38 8
C 73.1 J. Gyorko 2B 372 .249 44 14 37 1
C- 71.3 J. Guzman LF 242 .234 25 7 28 3
C- 70.8 A. Amarista 2B 302 .263 30 5 28 2
C- 70.6 N. Hundley C 306 .241 29 10 32 0
D+ 68.6 L. Forsythe 2B 188 .228 17 5 14 6
D+ 68.0 C. Headley 3B 480 .235 47 8 35 6
D- 61.1 R. Cedeno 2B 187 .221 14 1 12 3
F 54.6 M. Kotsay RF 133 .195 6 1 10 0
F 47.9 R. Rivera C 41 .158 2 0 2 0


Cubs Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
B 84.9 T. Wood 165.0 7 10 3.22 1.10 116
C+ 78.3 C. Rusin 38.0 2 3 3.08 1.32 23
C+ 77.0 J. Samardzija 168.1 7 11 4.12 1.32 168
C- 71.3 M. Bowden 34.2 1 3 4.41 1.27 22
D+ 69.5 C. Villanueva 113.0 2 8 4.30 1.27 87
D+ 67.2 E. Jackson 130.0 6 13 5.12 1.45 104
D 64.0 H. Rondon 44.0 2 0 5.73 1.57 34
D 62.6 J. Arrieta 40.2 2 2 5.75 1.48 37


Padres Pitching
Grade Player IP W L ERA WHIP K
B+ 88.2 N. Vincent 30.2 2 1 2.05 0.88 30
C+ 78.2 T. Ross 85.1 3 6 2.85 1.17 76
C 76.8 A. Cashner 137.1 8 8 3.74 1.25 93
C 76.8 B. Boxberger 11.0 0 1 3.27 1.27 12
C 75.1 E. Stults 163.0 8 10 3.70 1.25 102
C 72.8 T. Stauffer 50.0 2 1 4.14 1.20 42
D 64.8 I. Kennedy 149.1 5 9 4.88 1.39 132
F 58.1 E. Volquez 141.2 9 10 5.72 1.62 116