As the saying goes all good things must come to an end. The Cubs played their best ball of the season last week winning seven games in a row before falling to the Reds on Sunday afternoon. Now they welcome the Washington Nationals to town to hopefully start a new winning streak.
Matt Garza will get the start in game one of the series Monday at Wrigley. Garza has pitched a lot better than his record would indicate. The Cubs righty is 5-8 on the season with an ERA of 3.78. Garza is coming off his first win in over a month when he beat the Pirates on Wednesday. Prior to that win, Garza earned no decisions in four straight starts even though he didn't allow any earned runs.
The Nationals will counter with veteran Chien-Ming Wang. Wang comes in to Monday 's start with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 6.00. This will be the veterans first appearance at Wrigley Field. Wang did face the Cubs back in 2005 and earned the win while with the Yankees.
Forecast at the time of first pitch in Chicago is temps in the 80's under partly cloudy skies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 CST. The game will be televised on CSN.