Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Saturday April 6, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -116 / Chicago Cubs -105
The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game two of their three game NL Central division set in MLB action from Miller Park on Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs will look to rebound after suffering a 6th straight defeat in a 13-10 loss to the Brewers in game one on Friday. Daniel Descalso led the Cubs by going 3 for 5 with a three run home run while Jason Heyward added a two-run shot. Willson Contreras hit a solo shot and Kris Bryant added a double with an RBI while Victor Caratini, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber each put runs on the board in the loss. David Bote, Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist each added base hits as well in the losing effort. Jose Quintana took the loss, falling to 0-1 after allowing eight runs on eight hits while walking and whiffing three apiece in the losing effort. Cole Hamels will start game two and is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hamels is 7-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 92 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to build some steam after picking up another victory in game one on Friday. Ryan Braun led the Brew Crew with a three run home run as part of his four-RBI night, while Eric Thames added a pinch-hit three run shot. Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich each had two RBIs with Arcia going yard while Yelich added a double. Hernan Perez and Yasmani Grandal each added a double to round out the scoring for Milwaukee in the win. Lorenzo Cain went 2 for 4 with a double while starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff added a base hit as well in the win. Woodruff gave up four runs on six hits while striking out eight over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Chase Anderson went 3 innings to pick up the win in relief, improving to 1-0 in the process. Corbin Burnes will start game two and is 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Burnes’ first career start against the Cubs.
Chicago is 0-4 in Hamels’ last 4 starts and 0-6 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 road games against a right-handed starter. Milwaukee is 39-14 in their last 53 games overall and 57-27 in their last 84 home games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 division games. Chicago is 3-9 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee.
The plus money with the Cubs is worth a look as Hamels is still a quality pitcher for the Cubs. However, the Cubs can’t keep runs off of the board to save their lives right now and the pitching staff is getting rocked night after night. That’s not good when you have to go up against a Brewers group that’s swinging a hot bat and have picked up right where they left off offensively last season. Given the form between the two sides out of the gate, Milwaukee and the low line seems like a steal on Saturday.