Colorado Rockies (57-68) vs. Chicago Cubs (55-72)
August 25, 2021 2:20 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Cubs -105 / Colorado Rockies -125; Over/Under:
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The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs meet in a doubleheader in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Wednesday.
The Colorado Rockies will have to wait one more day to avenge Monday’s loss to the Cubs after Tuesday’s matchup was postponed. On Monday, Sam Hilliard had two RBIs while Connor Joe went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Charlie Blackmon added an RBI as well to cap off Colorado’s scoring as a team in the loss. C.J. Cron went 3 for 4 with a double while Garrett Hampson and Rio Ruiz each had base hits as well to finish off Colorado’s offense in the defeat. Antonio Senzatela allowed one run on five hits while striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Daniel Bard took the loss in relief to fall to 7-6 on the year. German Marquez will get the nod in game one and is 11-9 with a 3.80 ERA and 151 strikeouts this season while Austin Gomber will start game two and is 9-7 with a 4.15 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season.
The Chicago Cubs will look to add to their win over the Rockies from Monday after Tuesday’s postponement. Rafael Ortega had a two-run home run while Michael Hermosillo added a double with an RBI and Patrick Wisdom chipped in an RBI as well in the win. Ian Happ went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles while Jason Heyward, Frank Schwindel and Kyle Hendricks all had base hits to finish off Chicago’s offense as a team in the win. Hendricks allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Manuel Rodriguez got the win in relief to improve to 2-2 on the year as a result. Zach Davies will get the start in game one and is 6-10 with a 5.04 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season while Justin Steele will get the nod in game two and is 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season.
Colorado is 14-47 in their last 61 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 games against the NL Central while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games. Chicago is 7-19 in their last 26 home game and 13-39 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 3-0-2 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
This is one of the harder doubleheaders I’ve looked at this season, but as strange as it sounds, I’m going with the Rockies for the sweep. The starting matchup favors the Rockies in both legs in my opinion and the seven inning games lend itself to less impact from the bullpen which has been a detriment at times for the Rockies on the road this season, like we saw in Monday’s loss. I think the Rockies end up with both Ws here so I’ll back Colorado in these two spots.