It’s an split Background for MLB on Wednesday.
There are nine games set to get underway this afternoon, and the following six on tap for tonight. On the latter part of the docket, a meeting of two playoff contenders in the National League is located on top of the listing.
The NL Central leading Chicago Cubs have been in Philadelphia for its moment of a three-game set with the Phillies. The hosts have the win at a competition on Tuesday. We could observe the bats held in check once more as there’s a solid pitching matchup for tonight’s tilt.
The two squads input this evening’s game with records of 2-3 over their last five outings. The Cubs are hanging on to a slim lead in the NL Central, while the Phillies are trying to create ground from the NL East while maintaining pace in the Wild Card chase.
It ought to be an entertaining evening in the ballpark with this nationally televised contest. Let us take a look at this sport in full detail, beginning with the way the MLB betting websites see it.
This series opened on Tuesday with a 4-2 victory for Philadelphia. It was tied up at two apiece after six innings, but a JT Realmuto RBI double in the 7th place the hosts on top. Roman Quinn set the icing on the cake that an inning later with an RBI triple.
Chicago had been in Cincinnati over the weekend for a four-game set with the Reds. They split the four games, winning the finale by a score of 6-3. Kris Bryant was among the offensive heroes for the victors having a three-run shot in the 7th.
Philadelphia spent the weekend on the West Coast. It didn’t go well. The group dropped three of four into the San Francisco Giants. The hosts opened the series with a 5-0 shutout victory and closed things out on Sunday with a 9-6 win.
The Cubs have been in 1st place in the NL Central. They are a game in front of the St. Louis Cardinals, and 2.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies are in 3rd place in the NL East, nine games behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves. The club is two games back in the Wild Card hunt.
The Cubs are in the midst of a 10-game road trip. They are 2-3 thus far and have struggled overall in away games this season with a marker of 23-36. It is another story on the home area as the record stands at 41-19 for this season.
The team has just been slightly above average lately with a record of 6-4 over the previous ten games. Since the All-Star break, Chicago is 5-3-1 throughout nine show. The Cubs are one of the team leaders in conduct differential at +75 for the year up to now.
Tuesday’s game marked the beginning of a six-game homestand for the Phillies. The team is 35-26 to the home field for the calendar year, but only 26-32 in road tilts. Philadelphia has been struggling lately, dropping its final three show in a row.
Over the last 10 matches, the club is just 4-6. Since the break, the group has dropped five series. The Phillies have a fitting record together with the towering New York Mets in the NL East with the two teams nine matches back from the Braves. Philadelphia is -31 on run for its year.
Chicago has the overall advantage in the plate, but bats on either side have generated similar results recently. Kris Bryant is batting .292 to lead the way for the Cubs. Javier Baez is the group leader with 28 homers and 81 ribbies. Jean Segura shirts the Phillies with a .284 BA. Rhys Hoskins leads with 24 HRs, while Bryce Harper leads with 80 RBIs.
Hamels has a solid year complete, despite missing the entire month of July with an oblique strain. But he has had a range of short stints recently and hasn’t picked up a win because way back in June. Last time he gave up four earned runs on three innings at a no-decision versus the Reds. Nola is even having a good season and has wins in 2 of the final three. For his final start, he even chose the reduction versus the Giants while giving up three earned runs on five innings.
When the relievers become involved, the benefit goes to the Cubs. Since returning from the IL, Hamels has dropped a total of eight innings over two starts. Prior to going down to injury, he continued seven innings or more in four of the past five games. Nola has pitched at least five innings because of his final 10 starts in a row. He’s made it through six innings or more eight times over that interval.
This series is going to be the last time these two clubs hook up in the regular season. The Phillies hold a 3-2 advantage for its season series. They’re 1-0 at home Chicago, while the clubs have split four matches at Wrigley Field.
Two solid pendants on the mountain should result in an intriguing game, however, Hamels seems to be rounding back himself into shape. Add in the overall struggles of Chicago around the street, and now we find ourselves drifting in the other direction. We like Philadelphia to get the win in game 2 of this set.