Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
|Date & Time||Saturday May 11, 2019, 2:20 PM (EDT)|
Chicago Cubs -131 / Milwaukee Brewers +121
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs will be matching up on the MLB diamond to continue their series on Saturday.
In the Friday opener, the Brewers stormed ahead for a 7-0 victory. Nothing much happened until the seventh inning when the Brewers had a 1-0 lead. Milwaukee would drop two runs in each of the final three frames, despite only out-hitting the Cubs 8-7 on the night.
For the Saturday game, the Brewers will be sending out Zach Davies for the start. In his 40.1 innings and 4-0 record this year, Davies has a 1.56 ERA with 26 Ks and 14 BBs.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going to go with Cole Hamels in the start Saturday. Across 42.2 innings and a 3-0 record this year, Hamels has a 3.38 ERA with 44 Ks and 14 BBs.
The Brewers are 4-0 in their last four in game two of a series and 6-0 in their last six overall. Milwaukee is 4-0 in their last four Saturday games and 1-4 in Davies’ last five Saturday starts.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 5-0 in their last five in game two of a series and 20-6 in their last 26 overall. Chicago is 5-1 in Hamels’ last six starts and 1-4 in his last five with four days’ rest.
Davies has been stellar so far this year, and his numbers show it. Despite only a couple of quality starts, Davies has allowed two or fewer earned runs in all of his outings this year.
As for Hamels, he’s been pretty solid himself, but has given up eight earned over a span of 16.2 innings over his last three starts.
This should be a fun pitching battle, but all things considered I still have to go with Davies and the Brewers.