Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 8/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/12/2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:05 PM on FSWI, CSCh
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (11-6) vs. Chicago Cubs - Wada, T (1-1)
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On Wednesday night, Kyle Lohse (11-6) will be hoping that he can win his first game in four starts for the Milwaukee Brewers when they go up against Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1) and the Chicago Cubs.
Last Friday, Kyle Lohse pitched well enough to get the win over the Los Angels Dodgers, but he had to settle for a no decision. He pitched six innings in that game and allowed just one run on six hits while walking two batters and striking out two. He now has a 3.33 ERA on the year and he has only given up 148 hits in 156.2 innings.
Cubs outfielder Junior Lake has six hits in his 15 at-bats against Lohse with two home runs and five RBI. Catcher Welington Castillo is just 3-for-20 against him with a walk and three strikeouts.
Rookie Tsuyoshi Wada pitched six pretty good innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last week and ended up with a no decision for his efforts. He gave up two runs on four base hits in that outing while walking one batter and striking out six. Through five starts this year, Wada has a 3.25 ERA and he has struck out 25 batters in 27.2 innings.
Wada will be facing the Brewers for the first time on Wednesday night. So far this season, he has held left-handed batters to just a .143 batting average and a .325 OPS.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 58-57-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 59-50-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/05/14 P Matt Garza Oblique 15-day DL (8/4)
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2)
08/10/14 P Brian Schlitter Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
07/31/14 P Felix Doubront Calf 15-day DL (7/31)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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