The Cubs haven't had many high points this season, but when they take the field on Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, they'll have a shot of picking up a road sweep of the crosstown rival Chicago White Sox. The Cubs have only won three games in a row once this season, when they swept the San Diego Padres at home in late May, and tonight they'll put the ball in the hands of Randy Wells as they look for their second three-game win streak of the season.
Wells has been up-and-down from Triple-A this season, making two starts on the year. He has been primarily pitching out of the bullpen since mid-May, but has been bumped into the Cubs' rotation as a spot has opened up. His last start was on May 21, when he gave up a run in five innings to the Houston Astros.
On the hill for the White Sox will be Gavin Floyd, who continues to fight the whims of ERA despite okay peripherals. In his last six starts, Floyd has given up 35 earned runs, yet his K/9 remains strong, as does his WHIP. Despite their double-digit breakout on Monday night, the Cubs aren't a good hitting team, so maybe Floyd will be able to turn things around tonight.
Game date/time: Wednesday, June 20, 7:10 p.m. CT
Location: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Ill.
TV: CSN, WGN
For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more extensive coverage, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox and Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue. For more baseball news coverage, visit Baseball Nation.