On Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, Game 2 of their series between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs will take place.
The Cincinnati Reds have won three of their last four games despite having a season record of 26-47. Tuesday night’s Game 1 of this series was won by Cincinnati, 5-3. This season, the pitching staff for Cincinnati had a 5.32 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and a.253 opponents’ batting average. The Reds’ offence has 319 runs scored while hitting for a.241 average and getting on base.309 percent of the time. For the Reds this year, Brandon Drury is batting.276 with 15 home runs and 39 RBI. Hunter Greene, who has pitched 70 innings this season and has a record of 3-8, 5.66 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Cincinnati.
In their last seven games, the 28-46 Chicago Cubs have alternated victories and defeats. Chicago won two out of the three games it played against the Cardinals before to dropping Game 1 of this series. The ERA, WHIP, and opponent batting average for the Chicago pitching staff are 4.85, 1.35, and.253, respectively. This year, the Cubs offence has generated 313 runs while hitting for a.245 average and a.321 on-base percentage. For the Cubs this year, Patrick Wisdom is hitting.228 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI. Justin Steele, who has pitched 64.2 innings this season and has a record of 2-5, 4.59 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and Chicago, is anticipated to start the game.
Cincinnati has a 54-game road record of 18-36 and a 21-game Wednesday record of 5-16. In Cincinnati’s last seven game twos of a series, the over is 6-1. In their previous 71 home games, Chicago is 21-50, and in their last 30 game twos of a series, they are 8-22. In Chicago’s previous 29 game twos of a series, the over is 19-9-1. In the last six head-to-head encounters between these two clubs in Chicago, the under is 4-1-1.
Both of the starting pitchers in this duel have high ERAs, and both of these teams have had a difficult season. For the Reds, Hunter Greene has pitched 10 innings and given up 10 runs. For the Cubs, Justin Steele has allowed seven runs over his last 10.2 innings pitched. Since Steele has performed better than Greene lately, I’m going with the Cubs at home.
Free Pick: Chicago Cubs