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How to watch Phillies vs. Cubs on TV or live streaming – Wednesday, July 3

In the series opener on Wednesday, July 3, Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies (55-29) as they face the Chicago Cubs (39-46), who will counter with Shota Imanaga. The first pitch will be thrown at 8:05 p.m. ET at Wrigley Field.

To watch the game between Philadelphia and Chicago, read the article below for information on how to live stream the game or watch it on TV.

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Where can you watch Phillies vs Cubs?

  • Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • Time: 8:05 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: MLB Network
  • Live broadcast: Watch this game on Fubo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Venue: Wrigley Field

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Pitching duel

Phillies: Zack Wheeler

  • Wheeler (9-4 with a 2.73 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 105 2/3 innings pitched) is seeking his 10th win when he starts for the Phillies, his 18th of the season.
  • His last appearance was on Thursday against the Miami Marlins, when the right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs and seven hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 34-year-old has a 2.73 ERA with 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. His opponents' batting average is .193.
  • Wheeler will be looking to secure his third consecutive quality start in this game.
  • Wheeler is seeking his third consecutive appearance lasting five or more innings. He is averaging 6.2 frames per appearance on the mound.
  • In five of his 17 appearances this season, he was able to hold his opponents without a single earned run.

Boy: Shota Imanaga

  • Imanaga starts for the Cubs, his 16th of the season. He has a record of 7-2, a 3.07 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, the left-hander played six innings against the San Francisco Giants, allowing three earned runs and conceding five hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 30-year-old has amassed a 3.07 ERA and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings and allowed his opponents a batting average of .241.
  • Imanaga will be looking to make his tenth quality start of the season in this game.
  • Imanaga will be attempting to make his 12th appearance with five or more innings pitched this season. He is averaging 5.7 innings per appearance.
  • In six of his 15 appearances this season, he was able to hold his opponents without a single earned run.

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Team comparison

Phillies Boys
5 Runs Scored (PG) 4.1
3.6 Runs Allowed (PG) 4.4
.259 Batting average .228
.224 Batting average against .240
99 Home Runs 82
67 Homeruns allowed 93

Phillies offensive leader

  • Alec Bohm has a .300 batting average and an .839 OPS (.350 on-base, .489 slugging) this year. He has 10 home runs and 68 RBIs, as well as 38 runs scored. His strikeout rate is 13.1% and his walk rate is 6.6%.
  • In 2024, Bryson Stott has a batting average of .243, an on-base percentage of .336 and a slugging percentage of .359. He has five home runs and 38 RBIs, as well as 39 runs scored and 20 steals in 22 attempts. His strikeout rate is 15.5% and his walk rate is 11.8%.
  • Nicholas Castellanos has a batting average of .231, 11 home runs and 42 RBIs, and 40 runs scored. His strikeout rate is 22.4% and his walk rate is 6.8%. He has an OPS of .675 (.289 on-base, .386 slugging).
  • Trea Turner of the Phillies has a .332 batting average, a .380 on-base percentage and a .453 slugging percentage. He has three home runs and 14 RBIs, as well as 36 runs scored and 10 steals in 11 attempts. His strikeout rate is 18% and his walk rate is 5.9%.

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Cubs offensive leaders

  • Ian Happ has a .229 batting average with a .765 OPS (.345 OBP; .419 SLG) this season while hitting 11 home runs with 43 runs and 44 RBIs. He has a 13.6% walk rate and strikeouts 27% of the time. On the basepaths, he has seven bases in nine attempts.
  • Nico Hoerner of the Cubs has a triple-slash line of .248/.334/.348 in 320 at-bats this season and has hit four home runs with 40 runs and 21 RBI, as well as 14 stolen bases in 16 attempts. He is walking and striking out 9.1% and 11.3% of the time, respectively.
  • So far this season, Christopher Morel, who has a triple-slash line of .198/.307/.375, has 38 runs, 45 RBIs and 15 home runs in 345 plate appearances. As a base stealer, he has seven steals in 11 attempts. His walk rate is 11.9%, while his strikeout rate is 22%.
  • At bat, Cody Bellinger is hitting .267/.327/.416 with a 7.8% walk rate and a 17.2% strikeout rate this season. He has also hit nine home runs, scored 34 runs, and scored 34 times. He has also stolen four bases in five attempts.

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