Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 9/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/2/2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wrigley Field in Chicago
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On Wednesday night, Matt Garza (7-7) will face off against one of his old clubs when he and the Milwaukee Brewers go up against Kyle Hendricks (5-1) and the Chicago Cubs.
Matt Garza had a very good outing against the St. Louis Cardinals in his last start before going on the disabled list, but all he could get out of that start was a no decision. He gave up no runs and just one hit in six innings of work that day while walking no one and striking out four. Garza now has a 3.58 ERA on the season and has only given up 10 home runs in 145.2 innings.
Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan has four hits in his seven at-bats against Garza with three doubles and a triple. Luis Valbuena is 0-for-8 against the right-hander in his career with no walks and two strikeouts.
Rookie Kyle Hendricks ended up with a no decision in his start against the St. Louis Cardinals last week after pitching pretty well in the game. He went six innings in that start and gave up two runs on five base hits while walking one batter and striking out three. Through nine starts, he now has a 1.91 ERA and he has given up just 45 hits in 56.2 innings.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is 0-for-3 against Hendricks in his career with no walks and two strikeouts. Veteran Mark Reynolds is 2-for-3 against him with one strikeout.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 67-66-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 68-62-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/31/14 CF Carlos Gomez Wrist questionable
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
09/01/14 1B Anthony Rizzo Back questionable
08/30/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Ankle 15-day DL (8/23), out for season
08/28/14 RF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (8/26)
08/21/14 P Edwin Jackson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/10/14 P Brian Schlitter Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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