TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASEBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
#967 CHICAGO with Hendricks (-119) over Milwaukee with Anderson at 7:10 PM EST
Off last night’s shutout loss to the Brew Crew and with blemishes in two of their last three games, the Cubbies will battle back and grab a much-needed win on Saturday night. Chicago’s lead in the division is still at 3.0-games but St. Louis and Milwaukee are charging fast and manager David Ross knows his teams need this victory like blood.
On the bump for the Northsider’s will be “The Professor” Kyle Hendricks. In his last two September starts, No. 28 was automatic against the Cardinals and Pirates allowing only two earned runs and 13 hits in 14.0 innings. Hendricks whiffed 10 and walked only two on his way to a perfect 2-0 mark and a strong 1.29 ERA. History will be helping Kyle’s cause too. With 22 career starts in the books against the Brew Crew, Hendricks has put together a proud 9-6 tally with a sensational 2.87 ERA.
Southpaw Brett Anderson will go for Milwaukee. Matched up against the Indians and Pirates in his last two starts, No. 25 has been smacked for eight earned runs and 15 hits in only 10.0 frames. Anderson fanned just four and walked two en route to an 0-1 record and a weak 7.20 ERA. Pitching inside Miller Park hasn’t been favorable for Brett either. At home, Anderson has been whipped for 10 earned runs and 23 hits in 17.7 innings. That adds up to a 1-1 mark with an elevated 5.09 ERA.
The Cubs schedule doesn’t get any easier. After games against Milwaukee on Saturday and Sunday, Chicago returns home to face Cleveland and Minnesota before hitting the road to battle the Pirates and White Sox. In order to win the NL Central, the Cubbies will need to have a successful September. Grabbing this victory with their ace on the mound is essential for the Cubs. Take Chicago with Hendricks. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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