San Diego Padres (34-21) vs. Chicago Cubs (30-23)
June 1, 2021 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Cubs -104 / San Diego Padres -116; Over/Under: 8
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This San Diego Padres and the Chicago Cubs meet in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Tuesday.
The San Diego Padres will look to bounce back from a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Monday. Fernando Tatis Jr. had a solo home run while Wil Myers added an RBI as well to cap off San Diego’s scoring as a team in the loss. Tommy Pham, Manny Machado, Eric Hosmer and Jurickson Profar each had a base hit as well to cap off San Diego’s offense as a team as the Padres had just six hits as a team in the loss. Chris Paddack ended up with the loss after allowing five earned runs on six hits while striking out six over 4.1 innings of work. Ryan Weathers will start here and is 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Weathers’ first career start against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs will look to build on their win over the Cubs on Monday. All of Chicago’s scoring came via the longball, as Javier Baez had a pair of home runs and three RBIs while Kris Bryant had a pair of solo home runs and Kris Bryant had a two-run home run. Ian Happ, Sergio Alcantara and Rafael Ortega each had a base hit to cap off the offense for the Cubs in the win. Kohl Stewart got the win to improve to 1-0 on the year after throwing five shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out a pair. Kyle Hendricks will start here and is 5-4 with a 4.63 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hendricks is 6-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 61 strikeouts against San Diego.
San Diego is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 21-8 in their last 29 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Chicago is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home underdog while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the NL West. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Chicago.
I get the case that could be made either way here, and the Padres with a cheap price given their recent run makes all the sense here. However, Kyle Hendricks has been strong at home historically, and that’s where the Cubs tend to play their best ball. I’ll take a shot with the Cubs in this one.