2019-09-06 19:10:00 EDT
The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will continue their MLB series on Friday.
In the Thursday opener of this set, the Cubs plastered eight runs across the fourth, fifth and sixth innings (five in the sixth alone) and posted 16 hits in a high-flying 10-5 victory.
For Friday’s game, the Cubs will send out Cole Hamels for the start. Over 126.2 innings and a 7-5 record so far, Hamels has a 3.69 ERA with 122 Ks and 45 BBs.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re going with Zach Davies on Friday. In his 136.1 innings and 8-7 record this year, Davies has a 3.76 ERA with 87 Ks and 45 BBs.
The Cubs are 5-1 in Hamels’ last six Friday starts and 7-3 in his last 10 in game two of a series. Chicago is 1-4 in Hamels’ last five starts with five days’ rest and the under is 7-1-2 in his last 10 Friday games.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 5-11 in the last 16 Friday games and 7-2 in their last nine in game two of a series. Milwaukee is 1-5 in Davies’ last six starts and 1-4 in his last five versus the NL Central.
Hamels has been solid over his last three starts, with two of those being quality. Over that span, he’s given up seven earned runs in a total of 17.0 innings but is only 1-1.
As for Davies, he’s had issues more often than not lately, and was on a five-game losing streak before halting that with zero earned in 4.2 innings his last time up (versus the Cubs).
All things considered here, I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take the Chicago.