Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/22/2014
Friday, May 23, 10:10 PM on WGN, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (3-3) vs. San Diego Padres - Erlin, R (3-4)
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Edwin Jackson will make the start for the Chicago Cubs on Friday night and will be going up against Robbie Erlin and the San Diego Padres.
Edwin Jackson had his best game of the young season last week against the Milwaukee Brewers when he pitched seven shutout innings and picked up his third win. He gave up just four hits in that start and struck out a season-high 11 batters while walking just one. His ERA dropped to 3.98 on the year and he has given up just two home runs in 54.1 innings of work.
Carlos Quentin is one Padres who likes facing Jackson, going 6-for-16 against him with three doubles, a home run and five RBI. First baseman Yonder Alonso is 6-for-12 against the veteran right-hander with two doubles and a homer.
Robbie Erlin didn't pitch particularly well in his start against the Colorado Rockies a week ago, but he did pick up his third win of the season. He went five innings in that outing and gave up four earned runs on nine hits while walking none and striking out two. He now has a 3-4 record on the season with a 4.53 ERA and has 39 strikeouts through 47.2 innings.
None of the Cubs' hitters have faced Erlin more than once in their careers. Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-1 against him with a double and an RBI.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 20-20-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is 0.4
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 15-28-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
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
05/21/14 LF Carlos Quentin Groin questionable
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
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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