Before their 100 + year struck several seasons before, the Chicago Cubs and their fans would have rolled off enjoy water on a duck’s back. After Tuesday’s setback to the Cincinnati Reds fell the Cubs to a tie with the Brewers to the NL Wild Card that was second that all changed.
Cincinnati’s win helped the Reds because the nightclubs head into the season series title with Chicago to the rubber match of their group on Wednesday, also final assembly of 2019. Tyler Mahle (2-11, 5.11) is up for Cincinnati, while Jon Lester (13-10, 4.59) increases the bulge for the Cubbies that are chalked around -175 on the MLB Odds board.
Chicago never uttered the 3-run burst in the initial of Kyle Schwarber, in Monday’s series opener causing the Cubs to an 8-2 win. Schwarber was back it Tuesday night with a double and triple among his three hits, as the Reds constructed a guide that is quick off Yu Darvish on their way to a 4-2 victory in a game the Cubs -160 closed but it wasn’t sufficient. This set’s closing in Game 2 stopped a series of 4-straight’overs’ for Chicago.
A demotion to the minors at July does not seem to have assisted Mahle much, the righthander pitching to a 6.43 ERA and allowing 4 HR at 14 IP in 3 starts this month because being remembered. He faced the Cubs in May in Wrigley, while downing 3 HR Mahle’s only beginning against them in 2019, and has been roughed up for six runs in five innings.
Lester picked up his third win in four assignments last Friday from the Pirates, although it had to do with Chicago’s bats than his left arm. The 35-year-old was charged with seven runs (4 earned) in five innings, making him with an 8.43 ERA in his final four home begins. Cincinnati was come in by both of the starts this season against the Reds, those outings being split by the Cubs. Eugenio Suarez has enjoyed confronting Lester, moving five occasions and batting .359 at 39 career .
The series wraps up with Tony Randazzo at the dish, the 20-year veteran umpire 10-8 O/U at 2019 following five of the last seven plate assignments hurdled the totals. It is the Chicago native’s first time in the dish Wrigley since Game 5 of the 2016 World Series, ” also a Cubs victory. 1 note to make will be house favorites around -180 are only 1-3 this year with Randazzo calling balls and strikes.
It needs to be a great night on Chicago’s North Side with temps in the 70s under clear skies, and only a light SE breeze (right to left). My MLB pick will be to bounce back in a huge way and cover a run line.
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