Padres Show Mettle
The Chicago Cubs came out swinging on Tuesday night, driving Sean Manaea from the game after scoring five runs off the starter. But then the Cubs’ true identity showed up. The San Diego Padres did a number on Chicago’s relievers, scoring all 12 of their runs in the last four innings of the game to win 12-5. The Padres will look to continue their winning ways as they head into game three of the four-game series.
Voit Propels Padres
Luke Voit had the big bat of the night for the Padres on Tuesday with a sixth-inning home run and a bases-clearing three-run double in the seventh inning. In total, he tallied five RBIs to help the Padres come back from a 5-0 deficit.
With the win, the Padres remained tied for first place with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West .
Unfortunately, the Padres got some bad news on Tuesday. Superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was still not cleared to resume swinging a bat due to the fracture in his left wrist. MRI scans show that it is continuing to heal, but not at the pace to allow him to return to more baseball activities.
Cubs Bats Bust Early, Fall Asleep Late
The Chicago Cubs came out swinging on Tuesday night, scoring one run in the first, two in the third, and one in each of the fourth and fifth innings. But that is where the good news stopped for the Cubs as the bats went silent after the fifth inning.
This has been a trend for the Cubs, where they are unable to put the gas down through the entire game to secure wins.
One bright spot was the offensive output of starting catcher Willson Contreras. He had a double, two home runs and three RBIs. While Contreras is having one of the best offensive seasons of his career, most are waiting to see which team he will be traded to at the deadline.
Padres vs Cubs Head-to-Head
The Padres have clawed their way back into taking a 3-2 season series lead over the Cubs after Tuesday night’s win. The two teams have two more games slated to conclude the season series.
Both teams will send young, upcoming pitchers to the mound. It will be Ryan Weathers for the Padres and Caleb Kilian for the Cubs.
Padres vs Cubs Game Information
- Game: Padres (39-24) vs Cubs (23-38)
- Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
- Day/Time: Wednesday, 8:05 p.m. ET
- Padres vs Cubs Live Stream: MLB.TV
Padres vs Cubs Betting Lines
|San Diego Padres
R. Weathers -L
|+1½ -155||+123||11½ -120o||5½ -105o
C. Kilian -R
|-1½ +135||-135||11½ Evu||5½ -130o
Padres vs Cubs Prediction
Once again, sportsbooks will have the Padres as the clear favorites in this one for the moneyline, and be sure to check out the Padres runline, as they have been swinging hot bats against the struggling Cubs pitching staff.
When you bet online, take the moneyline win by the Padres.