Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals, last game of the series. The Cubs are just one game away from sweeping Cardinals at home. But tonight the Cards do not want to lose so easily. One of the best pitchers for the Cards will be on the mount. The home team has a positive record at home, and this is the second series against the Cards this season.
Chicago Cubs: The story is repeated.
The Cubs at home have a positive record with 23 wins and only eleven losses. In the first two games of this series against the Cards, the home team was convincing to win. The first game they won 3-1 and last night in the second game they scored nine runs and allowed only four runs. Jon Lester was at the mount last night as a starter. Shwarber was the best in the second game with 2 Hits, 2 Runs and 2 RBI in 4 at bats.
At home the Cubs are scoring an average of 4.85 runs per game, 4.36 walks, 8.03 hits, 1.30 home runs, 14.12 left on base. The defense is regular allowing only 3.59 runs per game, 3.24 walks, 9.33 strike outs, 7.79 hits, 0.82 home runs, 14.06 left on base. In the last two games of this series the Cubs allowed only five runs.
Kyle Hendricks will open the last game tonight. 6-4 in 12 games as a starter for Hendricks. 3.16 ERA, 77.0 pitched innings, 71 hits, 34 runs, 7 home runs, 71 strike outs, 1,104 WHIP. The home record for Hendricks is 4-2 this season.
St. Louis Cardinals: Another series without winning.
The Cardinals have a negative record on the road with 11 wins and 18 losses. The Cards already know what it’s like to lose against the Cubs this season. Earlier in the season the team was swept 3-0 on the road by the Cubs. Before this series against the Cubs, the Cards lost to the Phillies, Rangers, Braves, Cubs. The only recent winning series was in early May against the Nationals.
On the road the Cardinals are scoring an average of 4.52 runs per game, 3.57 walks, 8.38 hits, 1.57 home runs, 14.43 left on base. The defense is bad allowing for 5.21 runs per game, 4.14 walks, 8.75 strike outs, 8.14 hits, 1.43 homer runs, 13.18 left on base.
Adam Wainwright will be in the mount against the Cubs in the last game of this series. 5-5 in 12 games as a starter. 4.34 ERA, 66.1 pitched innings, 61 hits, 33 runs, 9 home runs, 59 strike outs, 1,372 WHIP. Wainwright already lost a game against the Cubs this season, that was coincidentally the last game of that series 5-13.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals 06/09/2019 is: take the Chicago Cubs -1.5 (Runline).
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