In the second of a three-game series between the Chicago Cubs (32-14) and the Philadelphia Phillies (26-22) at Wrigley Field, Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 3.30 ERA) and Jerad Eickhoff (2-6, 3.86 ERA) get the ball. The Cubs won the last game 6-2, and Chicago leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 2:20 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and will air on CSPh and WLS.
In his last start, Hendricks pitched 5.1 innings, allowing one run, striking out one and walking three in a 1-0 loss to the Giants. Dexter Fowler (.318, 32 Rs, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Phillies were victorious the last time Eickhoff pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out three and walking one in a 5-0 victory over the Braves. Odubel Herrera (.329, 28 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 6 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Phillies, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run.
The odds are Cubs -270 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable at the moment.
So far this season, the Cubs are 1-0 against the Phillies.
Predictions: SU Winner - CHC
For the sixth time this season, the Cubs registered at least two errors in a game.
The Cubs are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Phillies have a 10-16 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Cubs are 3-10. The Phillies have a 6-16 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 29th in home runs, Philadelphia has hit 36 this season. Chicago ranks 11th with 55 home runs.
Ranking 26th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.77 per game. Chicago ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 8.85.
Ranking 28th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.659). Chicago ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .790.
The Phillies are 9-17 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Cubs are 13-10 when they allow at least one homer.