San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 7/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/21/2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 8:05 PM on FSSD, CSN+
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
San Diego Padres - Stults, E (3-11) vs. Chicago Cubs - Hendricks, K (0-0)
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Eric Stults will be going for just his fourth win of the season when he and the San Diego Padres go up against rookie Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
In his last start, Eric Stults pitched five innings against the Colorado Rockies on the road and came away with a no decision. He allowed three runs on five hits in that outing while walking no one and striking out five. He did give up three home runs in that start and has now given up 19 home runs in 99.1 innings.
Cubs infielder Darwin Barney has six hits in his 12 at-bats against Stults in his career with four doubles, a home run and four RBI. Starlin Castro is just 3-for-13 against him with a walk and a strikeout.
Right-hander Kyle Hendricks made his Major League debut his last time on the mound and ended up with a no decision after going six innings against the Cincinnati Reds. He gave up four runs on five hits in those six innings of work while walking three batters and striking out seven. He threw 63 of his 95 pitches for strikes in the game and averaged right around 88 mph on his fastball.
In 17 starts in the minors, Hendricks was 10-5 with a 3.59 ERA and he struck out 97 batters in 102.2 innings of work.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 30-64-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 50-42-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
07/02/14 SS Everth Cabrera Hamstring 15-day DL (7/1)
06/26/14 P Andrew Cashner Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/26/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/19/14 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist 15-day DL (6/17)
06/14/14 P Troy Patton Shoulder 60-day DL (6/14)
06/06/14 2B Jedd Gyorko Foot 15-day DL (6/4)
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (5/18)
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
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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