2019-09-10 21:10:00 EDT
The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres meet Tuesday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The Chicago Cubs need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Chicago Cubs have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 149 hits and 85 RBI while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 273 hits and 151 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 13-8 with a 4.00 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Padres have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The San Diego Padres have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 155 hits and 92 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 244 hits and 131 RBI. Ronald Bolanos gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Bolanos’ first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record, 5-1 in Quintana’s last 6 road starts and 10-2 in Quintana’s last 12 starts. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League Central, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Cubs are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in San Diego and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-2-1 in Padres last 8 home games. The under is 3-1-3 in Quintana’s last 7 starts overall.
Quintana has allowed 35 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 40.2 innings, and he has a 3.89 ERA and .260 allowed batting average on the road. Bolanos has just six career innings under his belt, which came against Arizona, and he allowed five hits and two runs while striking out four and walking two. Quintana has been pretty good as of late and the Cubs need to keep winning games in hopes of either clinching a wild card spot or even hosting the game. The San Diego Padres can’t score runs all of a sudden and are thiteming a very inexperienced pitcher on the mound. This is a game the Cubs should win.