Chicago vs Cincinnati Thu, May 16
|*Community||CHC +128 54%||u/8 51%|
*Consensus from 2530 predictions.
|2458th||Earned Run Average||3.3428th|
Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5 - The UNDER has cashed in 12 of Castillos last 14 starts overall for the Reds and Quintana should be able to hold his own.50%
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The Cubs bounce back tonight and ride Quintana to victory. I know Castillo has and is pitching well I just don't think he keeps it together tonight.60%
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Reds sending out their ace today in Castillo who has been pretty impressive so far this season but Quintana is no slouch and the Cubs have simply been the better team over the last few weeks. The pitching matchup is the only reason Cincinnati should be favored here as the Cubs are the much better team. I like the plus money here in what should be a low scoring game. Under 8.5 is worth a look.50%
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Cincinnati.com: Cincinnati Reds rally against Chicago Cubs before rain delay, win 2 of 3 games in series
Playing under a heavy stream of rain in the fifth inning Thursday, the Reds rallied from a two-run deficit through a couple of wild pitches and a few more pitches left up in the strike zone.
With two runners on base and two outs, Cubs lefty Jose Quintana threw back-to-back wild pitches in an at-bat against Eugenio Suarez. Quintana's second wild pitch allowed Luis Castillo to score and moved Joey Votto to third base.
In the seventh pitch of Suarez's at-bat, he smacked a single to left field to plate the go-ahead run in an eventual 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park.
Cubs Insider: Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (5/16/19): Cubs 2, Reds 4 - Rain Dampens Getaway Day
With Ben Zobrist (restricted list) and Anthony Rizzo (back) still out, Kyle Schwarber led off for the Cubs tonight. There was a little good news on the active roster front, as Victor Caratini came back to start at first base just five weeks after breaking a bone in his hand.
Kris Bryant drew a walk from Luis Castillo in the top of the 1st to give the Cubs some early hope. Subsequent doubles from Javier Baez and Willson Contreras, both of which hugged the third base line, drove in Bryant and then Baez, sending the Cubs ahead 2-0.
Bleed Cubbie Blue: Reds 6, Cubs 5: An extra-inning loss, but an encouraging Yu Darvish
The Cubs lost to the Reds 6-5 in 10 innings Wednesday evening, and for once in a Yu Darvish start, it wasn't his fault.
In fact, Darvish threw quite well in this game, perhaps his best start as a Cub. He struck out 11 -- that's 11 strikeouts out of 16 outs recorded -- and more importantly, didn't walk anyone. He threw 67 strikes in 102 pitches before Joe Maddon lifted him with one out in the sixth and a 3-2 lead. This is all very encouraging. If Darvish can keep throwing this way, the Cubs should win most of the games he starts.
Redleg Nation: Reds Recap: Yasiel Puig walks it off against the Cubs in extras
It went to extras, and at times it wasn't fun as the Reds lineup was dominated at times by Yu Darvish, but at the end of the day it was a good one and Puig is all of our friend.The Offense
The Reds got things going early, taking a 1-0 lead after Nick Senzel walked, stole second base, and scored on a double by Eugenio Suarez. Down 3-1 it was another double, this time by Jose Iglesias that scored MAXIMUM DEREK (Dietrich) to make it a 3-2 game. Iglesias would strike again in the bottom of the 7th inning, this time homering - a solo shot, to get back the run he allowed (via an error) in the top of the inning.
Cincinnati.com: Cincinnati Reds complete comeback against Chicago Cubs with Yasiel Puig walk-off single
Yasiel Puig flipped his bat as soon as he made contact as his teammates jumped over the dugout railing. Puig ran to first base and was mobbed by his teammates on the right side of the infield, his jersey ripped off and doused with Powerade.
It was the Reds' first walk-off celebration of the season, capping a wild 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park.
Facing Cubs reliever Brad Brach with the bases loaded and one out, Puig smacked the second pitch of the at-bat near the center field wall. It was just one game, but a comeback win always means more against a divisional rival.