Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
MLB: 2.15 PM EST
May 05, 2018
The Cubs fell to St. Louis on Friday night, as their 9th inning comeback fell a single run short, and the Cardinals emerged with a 3-2 victory over their division rivals. Friday’s game was notable for the lack of offense on both sides, despite a fair amount of hits scattered throughout the ballgame.
The Cubbies didn’t break through until the last inning, and St. Louis got all their runs on one swing of the bat, a Tommy Pham three-run home run in the second inning. Saturday will present a matchup between RHP Tyler Chatwood for the Cubs, and young right-hander Luke Weaver for the Redbirds.
Chatwood has pitched to a sub-3.00 ERA for Chicago, but has had control issues at times and has found himself needing to escape jams in most of his outings. Weaver was touched up by the Cubs in his lone start against them this year, surrendering 6 earned runs in just 4 innings of work in an 8-5 loss. I’m looking for this pitching matchup to be favorable to the offenses on a clear forecasted Saturday.
Our Free MLB Pick: Over 8