San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs, second game of the series. The Fathers last night won the second game of this long series. So far the home team is not favorite to win the series, but the last series at home was a victory for the Padres. The Cubs are looking for victories, and each defeat hurts more than the last. The team is far from the Cardinals, but anything can happen in September before the end of the regular season.
San Diego Padres: In our house nobody wins easily.
Padres at home have a negative record with 34-39. The last series at home was against the Rockies 2-1. The record in the last 10 home games is 5-5. In September only five games at home, 3-2 including the two games against the Cubs. 67-77 overall in the season, second worst team in the west division of the national league.
At home the Padres are scoring an average of 4.00 runs per game, 3.10 walks, 9.14 strike outs, 7.49 hits, 1.32 home runs, 12.56 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.58 runs per game, 2.93 walks, 8.88 strike outs, 8.55 hits, 1.26 home runs, 14.06 left on base. In these last two games at home the Cubs allowed 18 runs.
Chris Paddack first year as a professional. 8-7 in 24 games as starter. 129.2 pitched innings, 103 hits, 57 runs, 22 home runs, 137 strike outs, 1018 WHIP. 2-1 in the last three games for Paddack this season.
Chicago Cubs: 20 games for a miracle.
The Cubs have to win every possible game. Only 20 games remaining to close the regular season. On the road the record is negative with 30-43. In the last five on the road the Cubs barely won one. That victory was in the first game of this series against the 10-2 Padres. The last series on the road was a defeat against the Brewers 3-1. September is negative for the Cubs, 4-2 in six games.
On the road the Cubs are scoring an average of 4.97 runs per game, 3.42 walks, 9.75 strike outs, 8.52 hits, 1.73 home runs, 13.67 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.89 runs per game, 3.49 walks, 8.36 strike outs, 8.82 hits, 1.37 home runs, 14.05 left on base.
Cole Hamels 7-6 in 24 games as a starter with the Cubs this year. 130 pitched innings, 132 hits, 61 runs, 47 home runs and 125 strike outs. 0-2 in the last two games on the road for Hamels. The last game was a defeat against the Brewers 1-7.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs 09/11/2019 is: take the OVER 8 (TOTALS).
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