The Chicago Cubs have struck out 53 times over their last four games, while walking twice. That is an insane ratio that, even by pure luck, cannot possibly continue. I’ll call it: the Cubs will take more than zero walks tonight, and will strike out fewer than 10 times. Bold.
Kyle Hendricks starts for the Cubs in his latest opportunity to show that he can continue succeeding at the big league level with his mix of command, pitch variety and sequencing, and intelligence.
Hey, how about the matching K/BB with Wily Peralta tonight, eh?
And also, the matching lineups: for the first time I can remember this year, both lineups tonight are identical to both lineups last night (save for the pitchers).
*clears browser cache to confirm*
Yup. The lineups are actually the same.
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Milwaukee Brewers (66-53) at Chicago Cubs (50-67), 7:05 CT on CSN
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Wily Peralta (3.42 ERA, 4.19 FIP, 3.58 xFIP; 2.63 K/BB)
Kyle Hendricks (2.10 ERA, 3.46 FIP, 3.69 xFIP; 3.63 K/BB)
Milwaukee Brewers Lineup
1. Carlos Gomez, CF
2. Jonathan Lucroy, C
3. Ryan Braun, RF
4. Aramis Ramirez, 3B
5. Scooter Gennett, 2B
6. Khris Davis, LF
7. Mark Reynolds, 1B
8. Jean Segura, SS
9. Wily Peralta, P
Chicago Cubs Lineup
1. Chris Coghlan, LF
2. Javier Baez, 2B
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Starlin Castro, SS
5. Luis Valbuena, 3B
6. Arismendy Alcantara, CF
7. Justin Ruggiano, RF
8. Welington Castillo, C
9. Kyle Hendricks, P