Philadelphia vs Chicago Tue, May 21
|*Community||CHC -128 65%||o/7.5 59%|
*Consensus from 1652 predictions.
|38017th||Earned Run Average||3.8625th|
I like the Cubs in this spot to rebound from yesterday. Both teams have been putting together solid performances over the last month or so, which has propelled them to the lead in their respective divisions. Home field advantage could be the big difference in this contest: the Cubs are 15-7 at home entering Monday while the Phillies are 10-9 on the road. Quintana has pitched solidly at Wrigley this season, going 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 26.2 innings in four starts. That gives the Cubs the upper hand in a tightly contested game here.
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Chicago Cubs (66% consensus). J.T. Realmuto played significant roles both offensively and defensively to help the Philadelphia Phillies win the opener of their four-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Victorious in four in a row and 15 of their last 22, the National League East-leading Phillies aim to continue their good fortune on Tuesday against the NL Central-best Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago... http://bit.ly/2GfvHU5
Betting Prediction for Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs on May 21, 2019, 7:05 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Chi Cubs will Win and the Total will go Over .
The Philadelphia Phillies have won four straight games and are looking at Zach Eflin for win No. 5 despite being a +130 underdog, with the host Chicago Cubs coming back at -140. Jose Quintana counters for the Cubs, who have dropped his last two outings. Tonight's total opened at 7.5 runs.Phillies vs Cubs Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2Manowj
CBS Philly: Juan Nicasio's Blown Save Dooms Phillies In 3-2 Loss To Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Javier Baez's single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Chicago Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the Phillies' four-game winning streak.
Kris Bryant had three hits for the Cubs and his speed helped him slide home with two runs.
Phillies slugger Bryce Harper went 0 for 4, dropping his average to .224, and failed to reach base at Wrigley Field for the first time in 19 games at the iconic ballpark. Jean Segura doubled in the first to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Chicago trailed 2-1 starting the ninth, but Juan Nicasio (0-2) walked Bryant leading off, Anthony Rizzo doubled and, after Willson Contreras hit a shallow flyout, Jason Heyward was intentionally walked.
Phillies Nation: Phillies and Cubs resume battle of first-place clubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field
The Philadelphia Phillies (28-19) woke up this morning in the Windy City with the club sitting at nine games over the .500 mark for the first time since last September 2.
On Tuesday night at Wrigley Field the Phillies will try to clinch at least a tie from this four-game series with the host Chicago Cubs (27-18) as the two first-place teams continue their battle. In last night's wild series opener, the Phillies captured a 5-4 victory in 10 innings.
The Phillies have now won four straight close affairs to fashion their first four-game winning streak since capturing the first four of the 2019 season.
Bleed Cubbie Blue: Phillies 5, Cubs 4: This space intentionally left blank
By the time Daniel Descalso hit into a double play, ending the Cubs' frustrating 5-4 loss to the Phillies, the Yu Darvish vs. Jake Arrieta matchup had faded far into the background.
And in the end, the pitching of Darvish and Arrieta didn't make the difference. The Cubs positioned themselves well to beat Jake, but left too many runners on base against him. Darvish threw extremely well for five innings, then made one bad pitch in the sixth that made his numbers for the night look only decent instead of excellent.
The Good Phight: The REAL deal - Phillies 5, Cubs 4
Well, that was scary for a minute.
Jake Arrieta began on the bump for the Phils tonight, and looked impressive to start the night, setting down Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo with zero trouble.
Fast forward to the 3rd, where Arrieta had a bit more trouble with those same three hitters to begin the frame, though, as Schwarber hit a leadoff triple, and was then driven in by a single from Anthony Rizzo.
Both offenses went quiet in the subsequent frames, but the Phillies' lit up later on in the 6th inning.