Christopher Morel rides a 10-game hitting streak into the Chicago Cubs' (20-25) game versus the Philadelphia Phillies (21-24), at 1:35 PM ET on Sunday, at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies will give the ball to Taijuan Walker (3-2, 6.53 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Cubs will turn to Justin Steele (6-1, 2.44 ERA).

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Cubs vs. Phillies Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Citizens Bank Park
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  • Probable Pitchers: Walker - PHI (3-2, 6.53 ERA) vs Steele - CHC (6-1, 2.44 ERA)

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Cubs Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Justin Steele

  • Steele gets the start for the Cubs, his 10th of the season. He is 6-1 with a 2.44 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Wednesday against the Houston Astros, when the left-hander threw six innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 2.44 ERA and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings over nine games this season, while giving up a batting average of .214 to his opponents.
  • Steele has registered seven quality starts this year.
  • Steele will try to build on a 10-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he's averaging 6.1 innings per appearance).

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Taijuan Walker

  • The Phillies will hand the ball to Walker (3-2) for his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed four hits in two-thirds of an inning pitched against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with an ERA of 6.53, a 2.05 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.500.
  • He has four quality starts in nine chances this season.
  • In nine starts, Walker has pitched through or past the fifth inning four times. He has a season average of 4.6 frames per outing.

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