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Probable Pitchers

Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Jerad Eickhoff, RHP
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Eickhoff has still yet to earn a win in 2017, despite his sterling 2.55 ERA. He'll face the Dodgers for the second time in his career after allowing four runs in six innings during a start against Los Angeles last season.

Kenta Maeda, RHP
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Maeda has conceded his confidence has been shaken. In a Tuesday bullpen session, he used the cutter, which he abandoned after making it a spring project to have a weapon against left-handed hitters.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Zach Eflin, RHP
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Excluding the first inning of his first start, Eflin has looked great, retiring 33 of his last 39 batters. The Dodgers hit him hard in his last start of 2016, scoring seven runs and hitting three homers in three innings.

Brandon McCarthy, RHP
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McCarthy has been the club’s most pleasant surprise, coming off two years of injuries to be unbeaten so far. He’s coming off a seven-inning win at Arizona marred only by a Paul Goldschmidt homer.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers

, Dodger Stadium
Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta will likely make his Major League debut on Sunday filling in for an injured Aaron Nola. The Canadian right-hander was 3-0 this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley with a 0.95 ERA, 24 strikeouts and two walks in 19 innings.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
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Ryu’s record is ugly, but he’s coming off his best start in years. He held the Giants to only one run in six innings on Monday, which the Dodgers hope is a sign that he’s regaining his pre-injury form.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez has lasted longer into each successive start in 2017, needing to top 6 1/3 innings to keep that streak going. He faced the Cubs twice last season, once allowing seven runs and once pulled after two pitches with bicep soreness.

Brett Anderson, LHP
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Anderson picked up a quality start in his last outing against the Pirates, but it wasn't pretty as he walked six over six innings. The Phillies have a slash line of .230/.294/.410 against left-handed pitchers.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs

, Wrigley Field
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson's one outing against Cubs in his seven-year career came with Arizona in 2015. He has been worth every penny of the $17-million qualifying offer he accepted this offseason. He currently holds a 1.80 ERA and 0.833 WHIP this season.

Jon Lester, LHP
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Lester allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in his last start vs. the Pirates, saying he felt better than he had all season. Unfortunately, it resulted in a loss. At Wrigley Field, he has given up one run over 13 innings for a 0.69 ERA.

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