Milwaukee Brewers (83-62) at Chicago Cubs (83-60)
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 12, 2018, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs -144 / Milwaukee Brewers +134 --- Over/Under:
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs will be finishing up their MLB set on Wednesday from Wrigley Field.
In the Monday opener, the Brewers squeaked by on a 3-2 win. On Tuesday, the Cubs struck back 3-0.
For the Wednesday game, the Brewers will be going with Chase Anderson. In his 150.1 innings and 9-7 record this year, Anderson has a 3.95 ERA with 119 Ks and 52 BBs.
Milwaukee’s top hitter this year is Christian Yelich, who came into game two on 162 hits, 98 runs, 28 homers and 86 RBI. In the Tuesday game, Yelich came up empty.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re sending out Kyle Hendricks on Wednesday. Across 169.2 innings and a 11-10 record, Hendricks has a 3.71 ERA with 14 Ks and 40 BBs.
Javier Baez leads the Cubs in hitting this season, and he came into Tuesday on 156 hits, 89 runs, 30 homers and 100 RBI. In game two, Baez had a hit and a run.
The Brewers are 6-1 in the last seven in game three of a series and 2-5 in Anderson’s last seven starts in game three of a series. Milwaukee is 1-5 in Anderson’s last six road starts and 0-4 in his last four starts with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 5-2 in their last seven Wednesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 in game three of a series. Chicago is 4-0 in Hendricks’ last four home starts and 7-1 in his last eight starts.
Anderson had a bit of a rough stretch going last month, but in his last two starts he’s been pretty solid on three earned in 10.0 total innings. As for Hendricks, he’s allowed just two earned over his last three starts in a span of 18.0 total innings. I have to stick with Hendricks to keep it going so I’ll take the Cubs here.