Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants
The Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants meet for game two of their weekend series at Wrigley Field. The Giants are -120 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under total set at 8.5 runs.
The Chicago Cubs got the best of San Francisco on Friday as they started the series with a win. Starlin Castro, Darwin Barney, and Reed Johnson all had three hits each as the Cubs put together 14 hits and 11 runs of offense on Friday afternoon. Ryan Dempster made his best appearance of the year allowing six hits and two runs while striking out 11 over six innings of work to get his second win of the season. For game two against the defending World Champions Chicago starts Doug Davies who makes his first start of the season and first as a Cub. Last season Davies had a 7.51 ERA going 1-4 after allowing 55 hits in 38.1 innings.
The San Francisco Giants were involved in a tight game on Friday but it all came unraveled in a hurry in the late innings. Cody Ross homered while Andres Torres had three hits and Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey had two hits each but it netted the Giants just four runs off of nine hits. Madison Bumgarner took his sixth loss of the year while still yet to win as he allowed five hits and three runs while striking out six over six innings of work while Jeremy Affeldt and Guillermo Mota. On Saturday San Francisco looks to rebound as they send Ryan Vogelsong to out for his fourth start after spending time in the bullpen. For the season Vogelsong has allowed 13 hits and seven earned runs while striking out 17 in 20.2 innings of work.
Chicago is 3-6 against a team with a winning record, 3-7 against a right-handed starter, and 3-7 in their last 10 home games. San Francisco is 4-0 in their last four game two of a series, 6-1 in their last seven games overall, and 21-10 in their last 31 road games against a team with a losing record. San Francisco is 4-2 in the last six meetings of these two.
It should be a chilly day at Wrigley but expect the bats to be hot off of this pitching. Ill take the over 8.5 runs here.