Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Sunday June 2, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Cardinals -110 / Chicago Cubs -110 O/U: 9.5
The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be meeting up on the MLB diamond to finish their rivalry series on Sunday.
In the Friday opener, the Cardinals eked out a 2-1 victory. On Saturday (after a lengthy rain delay), the Cardinals managed to pull away for a 7-4 win.
For the Sunday game, the Cubs will be sending out Cole Hamels in the start. Over his 62.2 innings and 4-1 mark so far, Hamels has a 4.02 ERA with 60 Ks and 26 BBs.
Chicago managed seven hits in the loss Saturday, and scored just twice after the delay. Anthony Rizzo managed a first-inning homer in that one.
Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re going with Adam Wainwright on Sunday. Across 58.1 innings and a 4-5 mark this year, Wainwright has a 4.94 ERA with 51 Ks and 23 BBs.
St. Louis came alive after the rain delay, and managed to put up 12 hits on the night. Marcel Ozuna led the way on three hits with a run and an RBI.
The Cubs are 5-1 in their last six Sunday games and 7-2 in their last nine in game three of a series. Chicago is 4-1 in Hamels’ last five road starts and 8-2 in his last 10 starts.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 1-6 in their last seven ing game three of a series and 0-4 in the last four Sunday games. St. Louis is 43-18 in Wainwright’s last 61 home starts and 1-4 in Wainwright’s last five starts.
Hamels was cruising along pretty well until his last outing in Houston. In that one he gave up six earned on seven hits in 4.0 innings, which makes nine earned across 8.0 innings in his last two starts.
As for Wainwright, he’s been all over the place this year, and has given up 12 earned over 15.0 innings in his last three starts.
I probably trust Hamels a little more to bounce back at this point, so I’m going Cubs in the finale.