Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.10 ERA) and the Chicago Cubs (25-6) go up against Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82 ERA) and the San Diego Padres (13-20) in the second of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs won the last game 8-7, extending an eight-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and will air on FSSD and CSN+.
In his last start, Hendricks pitched 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-2 victory over the Nationals. Anthony Rizzo (.281, 27 Rs, 10 HRs, 28 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. The Padres were victorious over the Mets 5-3 the last time Rea pitched. He went 8.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking one.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Cubs -240 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable.
So far this season, the Cubs are 1-0 against the Padres.
Predictions: SU Winner - CHC
The Padres lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Cubs are 4-2. The Padres are 3-7 in close games this season.
The Cubs are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 10 strikeouts. The Padres have a record of 4-13 when they are struck out that many times or more.
The Cubs are coming into the game with eight consecutive wins, while the Padres currently have a losing streak of three.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 10-2. The Cubs have a 21-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Chicago ranks at the top of the league when it comes to runs with 192 this season. San Diego ranks near the bottom at 23rd with 123.
Ranking first in walks, Chicago has earned 161 this season. San Diego ranks 25th with 85 walks.
When the Cubs hit at least one home run, they are 19-2. When the Padres hit at least one homer, they have a 10-5 record.