Cubs to face Giants in Game 1 on Friday

Print

by - Senior Editor -
Cubs to face Giants in Game 1 on Friday

The Chicago Cubs will face the San Francisco Giants on Friday night at Wrigley Field, live on FS1 at 9 ET. Cubs fans should know that the Cubs have won four out of seven games with the Giants this season.

Cubs will have National League Cy Young candidate Jon Lester (2.44 ERA, 197K) on the mound against righty Johnny Cueto (2.79 ERA, 198K).

Lester has a career 2.85 ERA in the postseason while Cueto's last playoff start was a complete game in which he only allowed two hits.

"This is 2016, so [the Giants] are going to be tough to beat, no doubt," Rizzo said to reporters after the Giants defeated the Mets on Wednesday night.

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner said the following after his shutout win against the Mets about the Cubs.

"I like our chances," Bumgarner said. "I'll go to battle with these guys any day."

ESPN analyst Aaron Boone likes the Cubs chances but the Giants are a formidable task in front of them.

"I absolutely buy into the theory that the Cubs are the best team in major league baseball," Boone said on SportsCenter. "But if there is one team that can scare them, it may very well be the Giants."


Comment on this story
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Theo Epstein on the latest with Ben Zobrist
Theo Epstein on the latest with Ben Zobrist
WATCH: Javier Baez gives his hat to fan who was hit by foul ball
WATCH: Javier Baez gives his hat to fan who was hit by foul ball
WATCH: Anthony Rizzo barrels home on wild pitch, slides in safely
WATCH: Anthony Rizzo barrels home on wild pitch, slides in safely
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber wallops 426-foot blast for his 20th dinger of season
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber wallops 426-foot blast for his 20th dinger of season
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest