Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Sunday April 7, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -120 / Chicago Cubs +110 O/U: 9
The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet up on the MLB diamond to finish up their series Sunday.
The Brewers took game one of this set Friday 13-10. In game two on Saturday, the Cubs exploded for seven runs in the eighth inning on the way to a high-flying 14-8 win.
The Cubs will be going with RHP Kyle Hendricks on Sunday. In his first start of the year, Hendricks went 4.1 innings with 10 hits, seven runs (two earned) and four Ks in a loss to Atlanta.
Chicago’s big hitters on Saturday were Jason Heyward and Victor Caratini, combining for six hits, five runs and four RBI on the night.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re sending out Zach Davies on Sunday. In his first start this year, Davies logged 5.0 innings with four hits, two earned and six Ks in a no-decision in Cincinnati.
Milwaukee’s Lorenzo Cain ripped a homer in Saturday’s game, but Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with a run. Yasmani Grandal added a pair of hits and two runs for the Brewers in the loss.
The Cubs are 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games and 4-1 in Hendricks’ last five road starts. Chicago is 10-3 in Hendricks’ last 13 starts and 3-8 in his last 11 starts in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 4-0 in their last four Sunday games and 14-2 in their last 16 in game three of a series. Milwaukee is 5-2 in Davies’ last seven starts and 4-1 in his last five starts versus a team with a losing record.
Even though a lot of it wasn’t his fault, Hendricks’ first start this season was pretty much a disaster, as the Cubs fell 8-0 in Atlanta on April Fool’s Day. Still, Hendricks’ numbers have been pretty clean dating back to last year; he hasn’t given up more than two earned in any of his last 10 games.
As for Davies, he was solid in his debut this year, and the two earned seems to be about average for him in each start when he’s pitching well. Still, Hendricks is the more dominant pitcher in this scenario, and if he’s on his game here I don’t see the Cubs losing.