The Chicago Cubs have failed to get much production from their starting pitchers, ranking 24th in the league in starting pitchers ERA, but have found a bright spot in their converted bullpen piece, who will take the mound Tuesday in Baltimore vs. the Orioles.
Chicago Cubs (-110, 9) vs Baltimore Orioles
Keegan Thompson has turned in a 6-0 record and 1.99 ERA in 12 total appearances this season, four being starts, while surrendering just three home runs in 45 1/3 innings of work.
The Orioles will counter with Kyle Bradish, who has a 6.82 ERA in seven starts. His issues have been tied to hard contact, allowing 2.2 home runs per nine innings while opponents have hit .313 off of him.
The Orioles offense has had issues this season, ranking 26th in the league in batting average and 25th in runs per game, while the Cubs are 11th in offense with 4.45 runs per game.
The Cubs have also done some of their best work against right-handed pitching, ranking sixth in baseball in on-base percentage against righties. They’ve also scored at least four runs in 15 of their last 18 games.
The Orioles have allowed at least four runs in 16 of their last 22 games, a trend that will continue on Tuesday when the Cubs take the first game of the series.
The Play: Cubs -110
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