Cubs scouting report

Updated 7/17/2011 7:30 PM

Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field

TV: WCIU Monday; Comcast SportsNet Tuesday and Wednesday


Radio: WGN 720-AM

Pitching matchups: The Cubs' Rodrigo Lopez (1-2) vs. Roy Halladay (11-3) Monday at 7:05 p.m.; Matt Garza (4-7) vs. Cliff Lee (9-6) Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.; Ryan Dempster (7-6) vs. Vance Worley (5-1) Wednesday at 1:20 p.m.

At a glance: The Cubs lost three of four at Philadelphia June 9-12, getting an 11-inning victory in the series opener. The Phillies lead the NL East. They're a middle-of-the-pack team offensively, but they entered Sunday leading the league in ERA, at 3.10. The Cubs were last, at 4.67. Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, Joe Blanton, Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge are on the DL for the Phillies. The Cubs' Aramis Ramirez is 2-for-16 with 5 strikeouts against Halladay.

Next: Houston Astros at Wrigley Field, Friday-Sunday

-- Bruce Miles


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