Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs, second game of the series, the Pirates lost the first game by a single run. This is the third series between Pirates and Cubs that is played in the season, until now the Cubs won the first and in the second mini series ended in a 1-1 draw. This second game will be much more interesting thanks to pitchers Hamels and Williams.
Pittsburgh Pirates: We want to win.
The Pirates lost the first game 0-1, it was something unexpected, that score was in the fourth inning, despite all the Pirates converted 6 hits but none of those hits was a run to tie the game. Prior to this series the Pirates had lost 1-2 against the Cardinals, and had tied 1-1 against the Cubs and 2-2 against the Mets. In the last 10 games the pirates have only won 4 games.
Trevor Williams will be in the mound today to defend the house. Williams in the season has 10 wins and 8 losses, 3.66 ERA and 1,244 WHIP. Last year he was pestered for Williams with 7-9 in the season. The Pirates at home are scoring an average of 4.30 runs per game, 8.48 hits and 0.83 homeruns.
Chicago Cubs: Thanks to the pitcher.
The Cubs won the first game thanks to the work of Jon Lester, it was an impeccable job against Ivan Nova (Pirates), but at the same time the Cubs defense made an incredible effort to not allow runs. Before this series the Cubs had already won easily against the Royals 2-1 on the road. In the last 10 games, the Cubs have reaped a total of 6 wins and only 4 losses.
Cole Hamels is the right one for this second game, and everyone knows the history of Hamels and how great it was with the Phillies, but since his departure from the Phillies, Hamels was not the same again. In the current season Hamels has only 2 victories with the Rangers, this will be his first game with the Cubs this season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs 08/18/2018 is: Take the Pittsburgh Pirates +117 (Moneyline)
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