Cinncinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs

Today’s matchup is between the Cincinnati Reds (22-27) and the Chicago Cubs (28-22). The Reds have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Cubs have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Reds are starting Luis Castillo (RHP), on the mound who is 1-7 on the season pitching a 7.61 ERA, 4.75 FIP, .393 wOBA, K% of 19.9%, BB% of 8.4%, 88.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.80 WHIP in 47.1 innings pitched.

The Cubs are starting Zach Davies (RHP), who is 2-2 on the season with a 4.96 ERA, 5.04 FIP, .368 wOBA, K% of 12.3%, BB% of 11.8%, 89.0 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.72 WHIP in 45.1 innings pitched.

The Reds are 22nd in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Cubs are 3rd.

On the hitting side, the Reds have a .328 wOBA and a .323 OBP. The Cubs have a .318 wOBA and a .323 OBP. The Reds have 69 HRs this season while the Cubs have 58 HRs.

Two good hitting teams with horrible starting pitching should result in lots of runs. I’m taking over 7 in this spot.