Chicago Cubs (51-36) at San Francisco Giants (47-45)
|Date & Time||Monday July 9, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -101 / Chicago Cubs -109 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants meet Monday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Chicago Cubs look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Chicago Cubs have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 93 hits and 65 RBI while Albert Almora Jr. and Willson Contreras have combined for 165 hits and 62 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 4.27 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 3-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have split their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 92 hits and 39 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt have combined for 169 hits and 81 RBI. Andrew Suarez gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 3.92 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 37-16 in their last 53 Monday games, 2-5 in Hendricks' last 7 starts vs. National League West and 2-5 in Hendricks' last 7 starts. The Giants are 15-6 in their last 21 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 2-5 in Suarezs last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Cubs are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in San Francisco.
The Chicago Cubs have caught fire as of late and are tearing the cover off the baseball, but now they go to San Francisco where the Giants have been tough to beat. Hendricks has allowed 15 hits and nine runs in his last 7.2 innings and has an ERA of 5.80 with an allowed batting average of .306 on the road this season. Suarez has allowed a combined three runs in his last 18.2 innings and has a solid 3.13 ERA in 37.1 innings at home. The San Francisco Giants at home with the cheap price seems like the way to go here.