Jake Arrieta (4-0, 0.87 ERA) starts for the Chicago Cubs (15-5) after throwing a no-hitter in his most recent outing. They will square off against Taylor Jungmann (0-3, 8.47 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (8-12) in the second of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs won the last game 4-3, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and can be seen on WGN and FSWI.
Arrieta pitched 9.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking four in a 16-0 win over the Reds. Anthony Rizzo (.205, 14 Rs, 8 HRs, 22 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. Jungmann went 4.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out two and walking six in an 8-1 defeat to the Twins in his most recent start. Ryan Braun (.373, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 1 yesterday with two RBIs.
The odds for Chicago and Milwaukee are Cubs -340, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now.
The Cubs have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - CHC
The Cubs hold a 9-2 record against the NL Central Division this season, while the Brewers have a 2-5 record against the division.
When leading after seven innings, Chicago is 11-0, while Milwaukee is 4-4.
The Brewers managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Cubs who are heading in with a 7-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cubs and the Brewers are both undefeated. Chicago has a 13-0 record in these situations while Milwaukee is 7-0.
Ranking 17th in runs, Milwaukee has earned 79 this season. Chicago ranks second with 123 runs.
Ranking first in walks, Chicago has earned 103 this season. Milwaukee ranks fifth with 75 walks.
When the Cubs hit at least one home run, they are 12-2. When the Brewers hit at least one homer, they have a 6-4 record.