Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/24/2014
Sunday, May 25, 4:10 PM on WGN, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Chicago Cubs - Hammel, J (5-2) vs. San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (2-6)
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Jason Hammel will be shooting for his sixth win of the season when the Chicago Cubs take on Ian Kennedy and the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon.
Jason Hammel made his ninth start of the season last Tuesday and ended up picking up his fifth win by beating the New York Yankees at home. He went 5.2 innings in that start and gave up just one run on four hits while walking one and striking out six. He now has a 5-2 record on the year and a 2.91 ERA through 58.2 innings.
Nick Hundley has done better than any of his Padre teammates against Hammel by going 7-for-14 with three doubles, a home run and two RBI. Will Venable is just 1-for-15 against him with three strikeouts.
Ian Kennedy lost for the sixth time this season when he was defeated by the Minnesota Twins last week. He ended up giving up four runs in 6.2 innings in that game and walked two while striking out six. He is now 2-6 on the season, but he has gotten just 2.08 runs of support from his offense.
Nate Schierholtz will probably find himself in the Cubs' lineup on Sunday because he is 6-for-19 against Kennedy with a double, two home runs and seven RBI. Chris Coghlan also has a home run against the right-hander, but that is the only hit he has off of him in 12 at-bats.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 20-22-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is 0.3
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 15-30-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/14/14 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 15-day DL (5/13)
05/07/14 P Pedro Strop Groin 15-day DL (5/7)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/24/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
San Diego Padres
05/22/14 LF Carlos Quentin Groin questionable
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (5/18)
05/17/14 P Andrew Cashner Elbow 15-day DL (5/15)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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