The Cubs host the Cardinals at Wrigley field in what will be their fourth meeting of the season.
The Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound for the 13th time this season. he is 8-4 for the season so for with an ERA of 4.59 in 8.2 innings and a WHIP of 1.41. However, in 21 starts against the Cardinals he is 10-3 with a excellent 2.81 ERA. Chicago place 12th in the league with a scoring average of 4.56 and the pitching staff has managed a team ERA of 3.73. They are 17-5 in their last 22 home games.
Johan Oviedo will have his 7th start for the Cardinals this season. He has not been pitching that great and also do not pitch deep into games. He comes into this game with a 5.25 ERA after he’s allowed at least two runs in all but one start. He has a WHIP of 1.54. Against the Cubs he has allowed 7 runs (5 earned) in 9.2 innings. The Cardinals rank 17th with a 4.24 RPG, and a 4.27 team ERA rank them 18th in the league. They have lost of their last 7 games.
We like the Cubs to get the win here over a struggling Cardinals.