Monday 5/2/2016 7:00 PM Cole (2-2) vs Hammel (3-0)
Tuesday 5/3/2016 7:05 PM Niese (3-0) vs Arrieta (5-0)
Wednesday 5/4/2016 12:35 PM Nicasio (3-2) vs Lester (2-1)
The last time the Cubs visited PNC Park it resulted in a raucous celebration after a victory in the National League Wild Card Game. Jake Arrieta, who pitches Tuesday night, struck out 11 in that game to get the win. Gerrit Cole, who pitches tonight, gave up 4 runs. Cole is 7-1 in 9 starts vs the Cubs with a 2.88 ERA.
The Cubs, who have yet to lose 2 in a row all season, won 11 out of 19 matchups vs the Pirates in the 2015 season.