Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants


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Today’s matchup is between the Chicago Cubs (32-26) and the San Francisco Giants (37-21). The Cubs have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Giants have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Cubs are starting Kyle Hendricks (RHP), on the mound who is 6-4 on the season pitching a 4.62 ERA, 5.51 FIP, .368 wOBA, K% of 18.6%, BB% of 4.0%, 87.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.40 WHIP in 62.1 innings pitched.

The Giants are starting Johnny Cueto (RHP), who is 4-1 on the season with a 3.45 ERA, 2.64 FIP, .309 wOBA, K% of 20.0%, BB% of 3.3%, 88.4 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.20 WHIP in 44.1 innings pitched.

The Cubs are 4th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Giants are 30th.

On the hitting side, the Cubs have a .318 wOBA and a .319 OBP. The Giants have a .321 wOBA and a .321 OBP. The Cubs have 73 HRs this season while the Giants have 83 HRs.

We will start with the bad... The Giants relieving is horrible BUT they have Johnny Cueto on the mound who is a tier above Kyle Hendricks and the Giants are the better hitting team. I like the Giants First 5 innings!

  • Chi Cubs are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
  • Chi Cubs are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the National League.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games.
  • San Francisco are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
  • San Francisco are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.