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San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs (4:40pm)

Updated: May 15

The Padres clinched their fourth consecutive victory, closing the gap to just four games behind the Dodgers for the top spot! Taking the mound for the Padres is Yu Darvish, marking his seventh start of the season. Thus far, Darvish boasts a record of 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, tallying 10 walks and 25 strikeouts over 28.2 innings pitched. This game marks Darvish's sixth career start against the Cubs. His track record includes an 8-11 record with a 4.00 ERA, a 1.156 WHIP, along with 51 walks and 221 strikeouts over 168.2 innings in 29 career starts at Wrigley Field.

On the opposing side, Justin Steele returns from his injury stint to make his second start of the season. He currently holds a 1.93 ERA, a 0.857 WHIP, with one walk and six strikeouts so far. Steele's career at Wrigley Field reflects a record of 17-10, accompanied by a 3.19 ERA, a 1.251 WHIP, featuring 61 walks and 202 strikeouts over 203 innings in 42 career appearances, including 37 starts.

Despite the Cubs appearing strong on paper, the Padres hold the advantage with a more consistent offense. The Cubs struggle with batting consistency, ranking 19th in batting average and 13th in on-base percentage. Additionally, they sit 11th in homeruns and 14th in slugging percentage. Conversely, the Padres rank 4th in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage, and an impressive second in runs scored. Take the Padres at this short price!

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Pick: San Diego Padres ML (-102)

🍀Best of luck!



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