The Chicago Cubs (84-47) have been on fire in the month of August, going 21-6 so far. That’s their best month of the season. Jason Hammel (13-7, 3.21 ERA) will look to add to the win total today against the Pirates as the Cubs go for the sweep. The Cubs have already swept the Pirates twice so far this year. I’m pretty sure they’re going to be happy once this series is done.
Tommy La Stella is officially back. We mentioned his return yesterday, it’s sure to be a boost, assuming that’s possible.
Here’s tonight’s Chicago Cubs lineup: