Jerad Eickhoff (2-8, 3.93 ERA) and Kyle Hendricks (4-4, 2.84 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (28-30) and the Chicago Cubs (40-16) at Citizens Bank Park. The Cubs won the last game 6-4, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on CSPh and WGN.
Eickhoff pitched 6.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking one in a 4-1 defeat to the Brewers. Odubel Herrera (.320, 32 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 1 yesterday. Hendricks went 8.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking one in a 7-2 win over the Dodgers in his most recent start. Anthony Rizzo (.260, 34 Rs, 13 HRs, 42 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Cubs, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two RBIs.
The odds for Philadelphia and Chicago are Cubs -240, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Cubs have the edge in the season series, 4-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - CHC
Philadelphia has won 42% (10-14) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Chicago has won 83% (20-4) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Cubs are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Phillies have a 2-7 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Phillies are 18-3. The Cubs have a 32-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th in runs, Philadelphia has earned 188 this season. Chicago ranks third with 303 runs.
Ranking first in walks, Chicago has earned 250 this season. Philadelphia ranks 27th with 137 walks.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 22-15. When the Cubs hit at least one homer, they have a 31-6 record.