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


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