13 Nov Cubs vs. Phillies MLB Pick – August 13th
The Philadelphia Phillies are back home after a tough weekend against the San Francisco Giants about the west shore. The Phillies lost three of four matches, including a loss on Sunday Night Baseball. Bryce Harper had fun telling fans to be quiet after a clutch home run in their lone win, but three of the four declines is nothing to get excited about. And that has been the issue with Bryce this year, he would appear and knock into a clutch hit after a month.
That isn’t enough for a man getting his cover. We’re entering clutch year, so hopefully for the Phillies, the very best is yet to include Harper. Like I have said before, if he catches fire and contributes the Phillies into a deep postseason run, all will be forgotten for his earlier struggles.
If Harper had been playing well all year, the Phillies will likely threatening the Braves right now. I’d require ten hands to count the number of times he has had an opportunity to break up a match open and he falls short. Pitching wins games in the postseason. Everyone understands that and Bryce along with his 330 million-dollar contract must counter this. In any case, the Phillies only need to worry about getting to the postseason.
The Phillies aren’t going to the postseason if the Wild Card Game has been now. They’re two games back, with the day off yesterday so they weren’t going to improve. Cardinals and the Nationals are holding onto leads. It is still anybody’s division at this point. The Diamondbacks who traded their genius are in the mixture.
That doesn’t speak to how great the center of this National League isstill. It has been pretty bad and the only whole team from the NL to talk of has been the Dodgers. Even the Phillies welcome a Cubs team who are beneath the NL Central by two games over the Cardinals. Philadelphia is the next stop on their road trip after a split in Cincinnati from the Reds. Head below for our complimentary Cubs vs. Phillies select.
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The Cubs acquired some positive news on Sunday together with the attempt by Jon Lester. He showed up and also pitched a decent game to escape a funk. Lester was struggling mightily and that may be a step in the ideal path . He managed to best ace Luis Castillo and lead the Cubs to a 6-3 win.
A split for your Cubs on the road would be an improvement. Considering they have a record of 23-35 in the road, .500 is far better compared to their overall effort for a visitor this season. The Cubs will probably likely be on the street for the following six matches before return to Wrigley.
They hope to not only win three more games, though. Jose Quintana will likely be tasked with leading the pitching staff for the Cubs this day. He enters with a respectable ERA of both 4.23 in 129.2 innings. That is on pace for his profession, so no surprises from Quintana.
He’s permitted 5 home runs and 15 runs against the Phillies in 139 at-bats. Quintana has been marginally worse pitching in the road, posting a 4.34 ERA and also 1.41 WHIP around the street. His latest showing contrary to the Phillies has been a victory in a 3-2 win, but that has been at Wrigley Field.
Former New York Met, Jason Vargas will look to settle for the Phillies. Vargas was the sole performer who ended up becoming moved after all those rumors for months. No Wheeler or even Syndergaard, but just Vargas.
He was eloquent in his introduction with the Phillies, allowing two runs against the White Sox at 6.1 innings in the home. It was a different story for him to the road against the Diamondbacks in Arizona, since he had been struck for 4 runs in 5 innings.
Vargas has performed better at home in 2019, posting a 2.92 ERA and also 1.18 WHIP rather than a 5.23 ERA along with 1.33 WHIP around the road. Even the Phillies as a group have been better at home with a list of 34-26. Philadelphia are one of the very cold and hot teams in the majors.
Observing the screen they place on San Francisco, then the public will likely be on the Cubs here. This is the Phillies, though, and they look like a different team series-to-series. I am about the Phillies as small residence puppies Tuesday night.