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2019 MLB Season
(23-27) Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (29-20)
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
Projected Pitchers: Roark vs. Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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The Reds got down 4–0 on Friday night but Yasiel Puig got to Kyle Hendricks on his second and third chances against the Professor, including a two-run homer in the sixth.
Amir Garrett gave it up in the eighth but Eugenio Suarez broke the hearts of Cubs fans with a two-run shot in the ninth against Steve Cishek to put Cincinnati ahead for good. Raisel Iglesias went right through Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant in the ninth.
Despite the hiccup, Garrett has been one of the many Reds’ effective pitchers this season. Not only do four of the five starters have ERAs lower than league average (Friday’s starter Anthony DeSclafani is the exception) but six guys have thrown at least twenty innings out of the bullpen with an ERA+ of at least 124.
Of them all, Tanner Roark may be the most vulnerable. He’s got a WHIP over 1.40. Then again, he’s a veteran who has experience working out of trouble.
Schwarber, Bryant, and Rizzo all hit homers to give Chicago that early lead on Friday night. Rizzo leads the four Cubs in double-figures with fourteen.
Cishek has been pretty good on the whole but he isn’t Aroldis Chapman in the ninth. He’s assumed closer duties with Pedro Strop nursing a sore hamstring. That’s a key injury to keep an eye on. Strop had found a nice groove before he went out and he’s key to Chicago’s bullpen that has some nice pieces but lacks an anchor. Strop has targeted a return after this weekend.
Take out his first start of the season, when he gave up eight earned runs in three innings against Milwaukee and Jose Quintana has an ERA just over 2.00 in fifty-four innings this season. He gave up six hits and three earned runs in five innings at Great American Ballpark ten days ago. It was his worst start of the season, other than that aforementioned first one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 39-16-1 in CIN last 56 road games.
- Under is 45-20-2 in CIN last 67 overall.
- Under is 45-20-2 in CIN last 67 on grass.
- CHC are 24-11 in their last 35 overall.
- CHC are 24-11 in their last 35 games on grass.
- CHC are 13-6 in their last 19 home games.
- Head to Head: Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: CIN are 8-22 in the last 30 meetings in Chicago.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: it stays under nine.
This may not be a bold enough prediction to warrant a play but that’s what I’m looking for: a 9.0. I’ve got the Cubs at 4.5 and Cincinnati at 4.0.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 2 – Reds 5
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