Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 1:20 PM (Wrigley Field )
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs will match up in MLB action on Saturday.
In the Friday opener, the Cubs fired off five runs in the first two innings on the way to a 7-1 win.
For Saturday’s game, the Brewers will send out Zach Davies in the start. Across his 131.2 innings and 8-7 record this year, Davies has a 3.90 ERA with 85 Ks and 44 BBs.
In the win on Friday, Milwaukee posted eight hits. Leading the way was Manny Pina with three hits and an RBI.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going with Cole Hamels in the start Saturday. Over his 120.2 innings and 7-4 record this year, Hamels has a 3.73 ERA with 115 Ks and 42 BBs.
Chicago logged 11 hits in their win Friday. Nick Castellanos had a pair of home runs there with four RBI.
The Brewers are 6-1 in the last seven Saturday games and 5-2 in their last seven in game two of a series. Milwaukee is 0-5 in Davies’ last five starts and 1-4 in his last five with five days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 6-2 in Hamels’ last eight home starts and 5-2 in his last seven versus the NL Central. Chicago is 10-4 in Hamels’ last 14 starts versus a team with a winning record and 4-1 in his last five in game two of a series.
Davies has had some tough outings over his last five starts. In that stretch he’s lost every game and has given up a combined 23 earned runs in 22.0 innings.
As for Hamels, he’s had a couple stinkers this month as well but hasn’t been bad in his last pair, with five earned in 11.0 innings. I have to go with the Cubs in this one.