San Diego vs Chicago Cubs by Sors
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The 28-year-old pitcher didn’t impress much so far in 2016.In the matter of fact, Clemens has allowed three or fewer earned runs in six of his previous start this year, but it should be noted that he hasn’t made it out of the sixth inning in any of those six outings.
The right-hander gave up 13 hits and 6 runs with six walks over ten innings in his last two starts, an 8-6 win at Citi Field on Aug. 12 and a 9-8 home win against Arizona last Thursday.
Clemens, who posted a 5.32 ERA in five home contests this season, doesn’t have good memories from his first start against the Cubs, in which he gave up 4 hits and 4 runs (including two homers) with a career high-tying five walks over five innings of a 9-6 win at Wrigley Field on June 25.
In the matter of fact, Clemens has received eight or more runs of support in each of his previous three starts in August, but the Padres were limited to 4 runs on 10 hits in the first two games of this series on Monday (1-5) and Tuesday (3-5) and I expect that their offensive struggles will continue in Wednesday’s series finale, given the fact that the Cubs will give the ball to Kyle Hendricks (11-7 with a 2.16 ERA).
The 26-year-old righty has been fantastic so far this season, as he’s allowed two earned runs or fewer in eighteen of his previous twenty three starts, including 19 hits and 4 runs with twenty four strikeouts over 29 1/3 innings in four starts in August against the Marlins (5-0), the A’s (3-1), the St. Louis Cardinals (4-8) and in a 6-7 loss at Coors Field last Friday.
Hendricks has posted a 1.97 ERA in his last five road contests and is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA in four career starts versus San Diego, surrendering 6 hits and 3 runs (two earned) while striking out eight batters over 6 2/3 innings in his most recent start against the Padres at Wrigley Field on May 11 (4-7).
The right-hander pitched a complete game in his last start at PETCO Park, limiting the Padres to just 5 hits of a 3-0 win on May 21, 2015, with seven strikeouts.
Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Alexei Ramirez, Yangervis Solarte and Alex Dickerson are a combined 3-for-24 against him.
I think that the Chicago Cubs will complete a three-game sweep of the Padres.
|Chicago Cubs - 1.50||10bet||1.75||8||3-6 WON (+6 units)|
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