Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:20 PM (Wrigley Field )
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs will meet up on the MLB circuit Sunday to finish their series.
In the Friday opener, the Cubs rolled to a big 17-8 win. On Saturday, Chicago kept the onslaught going, posting four runs in the second inning and scoring in all but two frames. When the dust settled the Cubs had a 14-1 victory.
For Sunday’s game, the Pirates will send out Trevor Williams to start. Over his 131.1 innings and 7-6 mark this year, Williams has a 5.21 ERA with 102 Ks and 37 BBs.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going with Jose Quintana in the Sunday start. Across 160.1 innings and a 13-9 record, Quintana has a 4.15 ERA with 143 Ks and 43 BBs.
The Pirates are 2-7 in the last nine Sunday games and 5-16 in the last 21 in game three of a series. Pitt is 4-0 in Williams’ last four starts and 2-6 in his last eight Sunday starts.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 1-4 in their last five in game three of a series and 5-1 in Quintana’s last six home starts. Chicago is 10-3 in Quintana’s last 13 starts and 5-2 in his last seven Sunday starts.
Williams had a string of three straight quality starts going this month but gave up four earned on eight hits in 5.2 innings his last time out. Still, he’s 2-0 in his last four outings.
As for Quintana, he’s given up eight earned in his last 8.0 innings over two starts. I’m not thrilled about it but I feel like the Pirates have a good shot here with Williams starting.