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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Odrisamer Despaigne, RHP
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 3 starts
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, regular season
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    Odrisamer Despaigne, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Despaigne hasn't gotten much in the way of run support (11 runs in his past 10 starts), but has had other issues. For the second month in a row, he had an ERA over 5.00 (5.59, to be exact), and his fastball command hasn't been where it was in April.

Carlos Martinez, RHP
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    Carlos Martinez, last 3 starts
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    Carlos Martinez, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

Martinez's career ERA against the Padres (16.20) is higher than his ERA against any other team, but he has only faced them out of the bullpen (three appearances).

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San Diego Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Ian Kennedy, RHP
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    Ian Kennedy, last 3 starts
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    Ian Kennedy, regular season
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    Ian Kennedy, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Kennedy has been hurt by poor defense the last two times out, allowing a combined eight unearned runs. There's one saving grace: He has a 3.38 ERA on the road in 2015. He's allowed 16 earned runs in 16 innings in three career starts at Busch Stadium.

Lance Lynn, RHP
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    Lance Lynn, last 3 starts
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    Lance Lynn, regular season
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    Lance Lynn, last 5 years vs. SD
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Career stats

Lynn is 0-2 in two day games with an ERA of 5.73 as opposed to a 2.30 ERA in 12 night games. The Cardinals have scored two runs or fewer in seven of his 14 starts.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
John Lackey, RHP
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    John Lackey, last 3 starts
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    John Lackey, regular season
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    John Lackey, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Lackey is 2-0 against the Cubs this year, having allowed just three runs over 14 2/3 innings in two home starts. He picked up a loss in his only outing at Wrigley Field last year, despite allowing just two runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Jon Lester, LHP
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    Jon Lester, regular season
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    Jon Lester, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Lester will make his 10th start at Wrigley Field, and he is looking for his first win since May 16. The lefty is 0-4 in eight starts since then. In his last outing, he threw seven scoreless innings against the Mets, but did not get a decision.

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
To Be Announced

To Be Announced

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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Michael Wacha, RHP
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    Michael Wacha, last 3 starts
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    Michael Wacha, regular season
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    Michael Wacha, last 5 years vs. CHC
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Career stats

Wacha picked up a win over the Cubs on June 27 and will shoot for another in his second career start at Wrigley. He gave up his first home run in his last four starts in his last outing, but it was the only run he allowed in seven innings of work.

Jason Hammel, RHP
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    Jason Hammel, regular season
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    Jason Hammel, last 5 years vs. STL
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Career stats

Hammel made two mistakes in his last start vs. the Marlins and both ended up as homers in a loss. He has a 1.73 ERA in his last six starts at Wrigley Field, giving up eight ERs over 41 2/3 innings. He struggled with his slider in his last start.

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