Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Miller Park in Milwaukee
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Rookie left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3) will make start number 13 for the Chicago Cubs when they face Wily Peralta (16-11) and the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
Last week, Tsuyoshi Wada gave up one run in five innings of work against the Los Angeles Dodgers and ended up with a no decision. He allowed five base hits in that game and he struck out five batters while walking one. Wada currently owns a 3.22 ERA through 12 starts this year and he has struck out 53 batters in 64.1 innings.
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado has two hits in three at-bats against Wada with a double and a solo home run. Second baseman Rickie Weeks is 2-for-3 against him with a solo home run and a strikeout.
Right-hander Wily Peralta took the loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last start despite only giving up one earned run in seven innings on the mound. He allowed five base hits in that game while striking out four hitters and walking three. Peralta has given up 193 hits in 191.2 innings this year and he now has a 3.62 ERA.
One player on the Cubs who Peralta definitely does not like facing is first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who is 9-for-21 against him with a double, five home runs and 10 RBI. Outfielder Junior Lake is 0-for-10 against him with no walks and six strikeouts.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 81-71-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.6
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 75-81-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0
Injuries to Watch
09/03/14 SS Starlin Castro Ankle out for season
08/30/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Ankle 60-day DL (8/23), out for season
08/28/14 RF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 60-day DL (8/26)
08/10/14 P Brian Schlitter Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 60-day DL (7/13)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2) out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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