Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 13, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia Phillies +100 / Chicago Cubs -110 O/U: 9.5
The Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to kick off their series.
The Cubs are coming off a weekend set against the Reds. Chicago managed to split that one, falling Friday and Saturday but winning 12-5 Thursday and 6-3 in the Sunday finale.
For the Tuesday opener, the Cubs will send out Jose Quintana in the start. Across his 129.2 innings and 10-7 mark this year, Quintana has a 4.23 ERA with 110 Ks and 35 BBs.
Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re fresh out of a series versus the Giants this past weekend. Philadelphia was able to get only one game in that set, a 9-6 victory on Friday, but otherwise dropped the remaining three.
Philly will be going with Jason Vargas in the start Tuesday. Over his 105.2 innings and 6-6 record this season, Vargas has a 4.09 ERA with 87 Ks and 43 BBs.
The Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 after an off day and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. Chicago is 1-7 in their last eight Tuesday games and 4-1 in Quintana’s last five Tuesday starts.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 8-1 in their last nine Tuesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 versus the NL Central. Philly is 1-5 in their last six overall and 9-4 in their last 13 after a loss.
Quintana has consecutive quality starts under his belt, bagging three earned runs in 13.0 innings during that time—both wins. He’s also 6-0 in his last seven starts.
As for Vargas, he’s given up nine earned over his last three starts in a span of 17.0 innings and has just one quality start in that stretch.
This isn’t too bad of a pitching matchup if both guys are on, but Quintana seems more reliable these days. I’m going Cubs.