Chicago Cubs (1-1, T-1st in NL Central) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (1-1, T-1st in NL Central)
Game Time: 12:35 ET (Tickets)
CHC – Travis Wood (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
PIT – James McDonald (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
James McDonald makes his first start after posting a 4.19 ERA in five spring training starts. Last season against the Cubs, McDonald was 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA in three starts. McDonald has yet to rack up a “win” vs the Cubs in six career starts.
Travis Wood fared a bit better when facing the Pirates. In three starts against the Bucs last season, he was 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA. Current Pirates hitters have a career .191 batting average against Wood.