San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:05 PM on FSSD, CSCh
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (7-9) vs. Chicago Cubs - Wada, T (0-0)
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Right-hander Ian Kennedy will be on the mound for the San Diego Padres when they face rookie Tsuyoshi Wada and the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
In his first start following the All-Star break, Ian Kennedy gave up four runs in five innings against the New York Mets and ended up with a no decision. He allowed six hits in that outing while striking out four batters and walking three. Kennedy is currently 7-9 on the year, but he probably deserves more wins considering that he only gets 2.83 runs of run support per nine innings.
Cubs veteran Nate Schierholtz has six hits in his 21 at-bats versus Kennedy with a double, two home runs and seven RBI. Luis Valbuena is just 1-for-13 against him in his career with two walks and five strikeouts.
Tsuyoshi Wada made his first Major League start on July 8 for the Cubs and finished with a no decision. In five innings of work that day, Wada gave up just one unearned run on five hits while walking one batter and striking out three. He threw 58 of his 87 pitches for strikes in that game and induced eight ground balls.
In the minors this year, Wada was 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA and he gave up just 104 hits in 113.2 innings on the mound. He also struck out 120 and only walked 2.2 batters per nine innings.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego
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