Pitching matchups for the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs series at Chase Field

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Cubs at Diamondbacks

When: 1:10 p.m.

Where: Chase Field.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.32) vs. Cubs LHP Justin Steele (1-4, 5.32).

TV/Radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Castellanos gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings in his most recent start, taking a no-decision in what was a 4-3 win over the Marlins. … He averages 89.9 mph with his fastball, throwing it 34.1 percent of the time, although opponents are hitting .286 off the pitch. He also has used his curveball frequently, throwing it 26.6 percent of the time. … He has never faced the Cubs in his major league career. … Steele will be making his seventh start this season, though the Cubs have not been asking much of him. He has yet to throw more than five innings or exceed 80 pitches. … He allowed two runs in four innings against the Dodgers in his most recent start. … He has allowed just one home run in 22 innings. … His fastball averages 92.4 mph. He also throws a slider, curveball and the occasional change-up.

Coming up

Monday: At Los Angeles, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 1.78) vs. Dodgers TBA.

Tuesday: At Los Angeles, Game 1, 12:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (3-1, 1.71) vs. Dodgers LHP Tyler Anderson (3-0, 4.40); Game 2, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Tyler Gilbert (0-1, 2.08) vs. Dodgers TBA.

Wednesday: At Los Angeles, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zach Davies (2-1, 3.57) vs. Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (4-1, 2.81).

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Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Drew Smyly delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Drew Smyly delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Chicago.

Cubs update: The Cubs have struggled early on, going 10-19 entering play Wednesday. That’s the third-worst record in the National League and the fifth-worst in baseball. … Their starting rotation has been particularly poor with a 5.00 ERA so far. Drew Smyly, Friday’s starter, is the only member of the rotation with an ERA below 4.00. … Catcher Willson Contreras has been the club’s best hitter, with a .292/.400/.483 slash line. He’s one of the few remaining pieces from Chicago’s 2016 World Series-winning team after the Cubs traded Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez at last summer’s trade deadline. … Right-fielder Seiya Suzuki has been excellent since signing a five-year, $85 million contract out of the Japanese league in the off-season. He has a .845 OPS with 12 extra-base hits in 94 at-bats. … The Cubs went 4-2 against the Diamondbacks last season, which was their first year below .500 since 2014.

Theo Mackie covers Arizona high school sports and Phoenix Rising FC. He can be reached by email at theo.mackie@gannett.com and on Twitter @theo_mackie.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Pitching matchups for Diamondbacks-Cubs series at Chase Field