Los Angeles vs Chicago Wed, Apr 24
|*Community||CHC +105 60%||o/8 53%|
*Consensus from 3072 predictions.
|.3424th||On Base Percentage||.3521st|
Buehler has been inconsistent this season hence the 5.4 ERA but has been much better of late, 0 runs in 6 innings in last start against Cinci. As for Hamels, he had a bad one in his first start this year but since has put up three earned in 21.0 innings. I think it's a low scoring game that could go either way so will take the hotter Cubs team as a value play
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Chicago Cubs (58% consensus). The Chicago Cubs havent lost a series at home yet this season and will try to clinch another set when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for the middle contest of their three-game series. The Cubs have won or split six straight home series dating to last campaign... http://bit.ly/2Et5o7c
Betting Prediction for Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs on April 24, 2019, 8:05 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Chi Cubs will WIN and the Total will go Under .
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their visit to Wrigley Field as they contest the second in a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs. Both teams have been surging recently with Los Angeles winning seven of its last nine, while Chicago has won eight of its last 10. Walker Buehler (LAD) opposes Cole Hamels (CHC) on the hill with the Dodgers opening as a -115 favorite and the Cubs coming back at -105. The total opened at 7.5 runs.Dodgers vs Cubs Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2IMlGxL
Cubs Insider: Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (4/24/19): Cubs 7, Dodgers 6 - Big Homers from Javy, Heyward Lead Comeback
Grateful Dead night at Wrigley Field saw the Cubs leap to two games over .500 for the first time in 2019 as the excellent seasons of Javy Baez and Jason Heyward kept truckin' like the Doodah Man.
Between a shaky performance from Cole Hamels in which the Cubs starter tied a career high with six walks and a dominant stretch from Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, the Cubs trailed 3-0 into the 6th. However, an exciting and sudden turn of events began with two outs in the bottom half of the inning.
Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Dodgers @ Cubs April 24, 2019: Buehler vs. Hamels
The Dodgers (15-10) dropped the first of the the three game series to the Cubs (11-10) last night after Kenta Maeda allowed six runs over the first two innings. Julio Urias was the lone bright spot as his first two innings in relief resulted in four strikeouts, no hits and one walk. Tonight, Walker Buehler will start for the Dodgers against Cubs veteran Cole Hamels.
The Dodgers will run out the same lineup in two consecutive games against the left-handed Hamels.
Bleed Cubbie Blue: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Wednesday 4/24, 7:05 CT
Here are today's particulars.
Like the rest of the Cubs rotation, Cole Hamels seems to be settling into a groove lately. Last three starts: 21 innings, 13 hits, NO walks, 19 strikeouts, 1.29 ERA. Let's keep that going!
Hamels threw six good innings vs. the Dodgers last June 13 (while still with the Rangers), allowing just one earned run.
Current Dodgers are hitting .269 (21-for-78) against Cole with no home runs and 21 strikeouts.
Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs 7, Dodgers 2: Jose Quintana does it again
Several times over the last couple of weeks, I've written words to the effect that the Cubs got "solid starting pitching, timely hitting and good bullpen work" in posting a victory.
I could get used to doing that. They did it again Tuesday night against the Dodgers: Another excellent outing from Jose Quintana, key hits by several Cubs, and relief work by Kyle Ryan that shut things down after Steve Cishek let L.A. briefly think they were back in the game.
All of that resulted in a 7-2 Cubs victory on a coolish, but not unpleasant, evening at Wrigley Field.
Dodger Blue: Recap: Cubs Trounce Kenta Maeda, Dodgers In Series Opener
The Chicago Cubs jumped all over Kenta Maeda early and cruised to a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the three-game series opener at Wrigley Field. With the loss the Dodgers dropped to below .500 in 15 games against National League Central opponents.
Despite pitching on six days' rest -- when Maeda historically has fared well -- he went to four three-ball counts and labored throughout the first inning as the Cubs batted around. One reason for Maeda's trouble was an inconsistent strike zone.
Willson Contreras pulled a two-strike, two-out double down the left-field line after the Cubs loaded the bases.
Dodger Blue: Dodgers News: Dave Roberts, Max Muncy Frustrated By 'Inconsistencies' With Strike Zone In Loss To Cubs
The Chicago Cubs batted around and jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning as Kenta Maeda labored to the tune of 37 pitches. He went to four three-ball counts in the opening frame and issued three walks (one intentional).
While Maeda didn't have full command of his pitches, home plate umpire Ted Barrett's strike zone did not do him any favors. Furthermore, one of Maeda's walks came on a borderline pitch that appeared to catch the inside corner.
Instead, the ball four put Javier Baez aboard to load the bases with one out.
Obstructed View: Cubs 7, Dodgers 2
OSS: The Q train keeps on rolling
Three up:Jose Quintana put up his third straight fantastic start, striking out seven in seven innings and allowing two runs. One of those at least was due to some bad umpiring so it should look even better. He looks like a completely new pitcher now that he's started working the changeup more into his pitch mix.
The Cubs jumped on Maeda early and often, thanks to a bases-clearing double by Contreras in the first and an opposite field HR by Rizzo in the second.
True Blue LA: Cubs completely derail the Dodgers
The Dodgers couldn't get ahead of the Cubs and it wasn't pretty. They lost the series opener with a score of 7-2.
Things got off on the wrong foot in the top of the 1st, when the Dodgers went down in order without putting up any sort of fight.
The rough start continued through to the bottom half of the inning, where the Cubs would rally with Kenta Maeda on the mound. After allowing a base hit and two walks to load the bases, Maeda gave up a two-out double to Willson Contreras, making the score 3-0.