Chicago Cubs (18-13) at Cincinnati Reds (14-17)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Alec Mills (3-2) (4.55) vs. TBD
The Line: Cincinnati Reds / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds meet Saturday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Great American Ball Park.
The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cubs have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 28 hits and 15 RBI while Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber have combined for 49 hits and 28 RBI. Alec Mills gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 4.55 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Mills is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Reds have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 30 hits and 23 RBI while Jesse Winker and Freddy Galvis have combined for 50 hits and 26 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Picking the second game of a doubleheader isn't easy when not knowing what happened in the first contest, which pitchers were used, etc. The Cincinnati Reds didn't have a starting pitcher listed for this contest at the time the article was posted. What we do know is that the Cubs have cooled off a lot as of late, and Alec Mills has allowed 13 earned runs and 19 hits in his last 16.2 innings, and he's given up a homer in each of his last three starts. Those re numbers you don't want to see when going up against a Reds offense that's fifth in home runs this season.
As a fade from Mills who has struggled this month, I'll side with the Reds in game two.