Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees

The Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees face off on Tuesday at Wrigley Field for game one of their interleague series. The Yankees are -165 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 8. The Chicago Cubs have the worst record in baseball despite winning their last two games. The Cubs are 9-12 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are 11 games back in the National League Central. As a team the Cubs are hitting .234 with Starlin Castro hitting .302, Emilio Bonifacio hitting .292, and Anthony Rizzo hitting .278. The Chicago pitching staff has an ERA of 3.62 with the starters at 3.69 and the bullpen at 3.48. For game one against the Yankees the Cubs start Jason Hammel who has a loss and a no decision in his last three starts. For the season Hammel has allowed 36 hits and Read More

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs face off on Tuesday at Busch Stadium for game two of their series. The Cardinals are -240 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 7. The St. Louis Cardinals have struggled at the plate this season but on Monday they were beaten in every area of the game. Yadier Molina had two hits and Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each had hits as the Cardinals scored five runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Tyler Lyons allowed nine hits and nine runs while striking out two and lasting just four innings to take the loss and fall to 0-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Cardinals start Adam Wainwright who is having another season that establishes him as one of the best pitchers in baseball. For the season Wainwright has allowed 40 hits and 13 runs while striking Read More

Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox face off on Monday at Wrigley Field for game one of the 2014 Crosstown Classic. The Cubs are -130 favorites over the White Sox with an over/under run total set at 8. The Chicago Cubs are in the building process and with that they are taking their lumps this season while still seeing some signs of progress. The Cubs are 7-9 at home this season, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are 8.5 games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cubs are hitting .239 with Emilio Bonifacio hitting .330, Starlin Castro hitting .313, and Anthony Rizzo hitting .296. The Cubs pitching staff has an ERA of 3.69 with the starters at 3.74 and the bullpen at 3.59. For game one against the White Sox the Cubs start Jeff Samardzjia who is still looking for his first win Read More

New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs

The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs face off on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium for game one of their interleague series. The Yankees are -205 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 8. The New York Yankees are tied atop the AL East as they enter their third week of the 2014 MLB season. The Yankees are 4-3 at home, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Yankees are hitting .273 as Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York in hitting averaging .362, Yangervis Solarte is averaging .357, Carlos Beltran is hitting .311, and Derek Jeter is hitting .286 in his final season. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 4.18 with the starters at 4.48 and the bullpen at 3.48. For game one against the Cubbies the Yankees start Masahiro Tanaka on the hill. Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Wednesday at Wrigley Field in game two of their three game series. The Pirates are -125 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 8. The Chicago Cubs are in yet another rebuilding year as they came up short against the Pirates on Tuesday. Starlin Castro had three hits including two home runs,, Emilio Bonifcio had three hits, and Anthony Rizzo had two hits as the Cubs scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out for over 4.2 innings to not factor in the decision as Pedro Strop took the loss. For Wednesday’s game the Cubs start Jason Hammel who earned a win in his first start this year. In his first outing Hammel allowed two hits and a run while striking out five over 6.2 Read More

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Monday at Wrigley Field as they play game one of their series. The Reds are -130 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 8. The Chicago Cubs are having a rebuilding year so while they have flopped much of the time they have also had some string moments. The Cubs are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 23-33 at home this season, and they are 18 games back in the NL Central standings. As a team the Cubs are hitting .241 with Junior Lake hitting .317, Dioner Navarro hitting .287, and Wellington Castillo hitting .278. The Cubs pitching staff has an ERA of 3.97 with the starters at 3.88 and the bullpen at 4.17. For game one against the Reds the Cubs start their All Star, Travis Wood, who has lost two of his last three Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off for day baseball on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Pirates are -120 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Chicago Cubs are going to make more news for their off the field moves over the next few weeks rather than anything they are doing on the field but this team is clearly looking ahead to the future. The Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 17-22 at home this season, and they are 15.5 games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cubs are hitting .244 with Dioner Navaro hitting .288, Nate Schierholtz hitting .282, and Wellington Castillo hitting .271. The Cubs opponents are hitting .242 with the Chicago pitching staff having an ERA of 3.94 with the starters at 3.78 and the bullpen at 4.30. For game one against the Read More

Oakland A’s vs. Chicago Cubs

The Oakland A’s and the Chicago Cubs face off on Tuesday in Oakland for game one of their interleague series. The Athletics are -181 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 7.5. The Oakland A’s are in a battle in the American League West which looks like it is going to come right down to the wire. The A’s are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 26-13 at home this season, and they are a half of a game out of the lead in the AL West. As a team, the A’s are hitting .249 with Josh Donaldson hitting .316, Jed Lowrie hitting .309, and Seth Smith hitting .278. The A’s opponents are hitting .244 and the Oakland pitching staff has an ERA of 3.76 with the starters at 4.00 and the bullpen at 3.26. For game one against the Cubs, the A’s start A.J. Griffin Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Thursday at Wrigley Field as they close out their four game series. The Reds are -120 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 6.5. The Chicago Cubs are fading fast in the National League Central and they need to win on Thursday to avoid being swept by the Reds. On Friday Nate Schierholtz hit a home run and Ryan Sweeney and Darwin Barney had hits as the Cubs scored one run on three hits. Starting pitcher Travis Wood allowed four hits and two runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-5 on the year. For Thursday’s game the Cubs start Jeff Samardzjia who never seems to get enough support. For the season Samardzjia has allowed 67 hits and 30 earned runs while striking out 98 over 85 innings Read More

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks close out their series on Sunday at Wrigley Field. The Diamondbacks are -140 favorites over the Cubs with an over/under run total set at 7. The Chicago Cubs have been hot of late but they were cooled down on Saturday after being delayed by rain. Nate Schierholtz had two hits including a home run, David DeJesus had a hit, and Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo scored runs as the Cubs scored four runs on three hits. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzjia allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out 11 over 6.1 innings but got a no decision as James Russell blew his third save of the year and Carls Marmol took the loss to fall to 2-3 on the season. For Sunday’s game the Cubs start Edwin Jackson who has just one win this year. For the season Jackson has allowed 61 Read More