San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/18/2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wrigley Field in Chicago
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On Tuesday, Ryan Vogelsong (7-8) will be looking to win his third game in four starts when the San Francisco Giants go up against Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1) and the Chicago Cubs.
Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven good innings against the Chicago White Sox last Tuesday, but he had to settle for a no decision. He allowed just two runs on three hits in that outing while striking out five batters and walking two. He now has a 3.71 ERA on the season and he has only walked 37 batters in 140.2 innings.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-3 against Vogelsong in his career and is the only Cub who has hit a home run off of him. Outfielder Chris Coghlan has just one hit in seven at-bats against Vogelsong with no walks.
Rookie Tsuyoshi Wada was able to pick up his second Major League win last Wednesday when he beat the Milwaukee Brewers at home. He allowed two runs in 6.2 innings of work that day while walking one and striking out five. Wada now has a 3.15 ERA through six starts and has struck out 30 batters in 34.1 innings.
The Giants will be going up against Wada for the first time on Tuesday night. He has held left-handed hitters to just a .143 batting average so far this year with no walks and seven strikeouts.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 58-58-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 61-55-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/18/14 2B Joe Panik Finger quesitonable
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
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 San Francisco
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