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Probable Pitchers

Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Kyle Hendricks, RHP
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The right-hander is winless in six starts at Wrigley Field but 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA on the road. He had a tough time getting a feel for his pitches in his last outing, against the Dodgers, giving up four runs over five innings.

Jon Niese, LHP
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Though Niese has delivered four straight quality starts, he has not won since May 9. The Mets are 1-7 during his personal five-game losing streak and he may struggle to correct that Tuesday; he is 3-5 with a 5.23 ERA in nine starts against the Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester is coming off a short outing in which he lasted four innings vs. the Dodgers. The lefty has not won since May 16, going 0-4 in his last seven starts. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in his last outing and admitted he's still learning the NL.

Bartolo Colon, RHP
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Since opening the year 6-1 with a 3.30 ERA, Colon has gone 3-5 with a 6.50 mark. He did not face the Cubs earlier this year in Chicago (meaning he has yet to meet Kris Bryant), but Colon is winless against them with a 4.73 ERA in five career starts.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta pitched well enough for a win in his last outing, holding the Cards to one run over seven innings, but St. Louis rallied against the Cubs' bullpen. In five June starts, Arrieta is 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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Over his last eight starts, deGrom's numbers are absurd. He is 5-1 with a 1.23 ERA, 63 strikeouts and six walks in 58 2/3 innings. Opposing hitters are batting .160 against him. But he is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs.

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New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Noah Syndergaard, RHP
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The talented rookie spun a gem his last time out, allowing the Mets to win despite a two-hit offensive attack. Syndergaard is 3-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 12 starts.

Clayton Kershaw, LHP
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Kershaw has lost three games in a row for the first time in his eight-year career. Still, he's pitched well, having allowed three runs twice and one run once while racking up 20 innings in those outings.

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