(8/9/23) 7:10PM Eastern.
ML: Cubs -105/ Mets -115
The Pick: Cubs ML
Kyle Hendricks is a top 5 starter in terms of hard-hit rate allowed. He was previously number 1 before the Braves got the best of him at Wrigley his last time out. He’s struggled at Home, pitching to a 5.5 ERA. He’s been elite on the road, 2.7 ERA in 7 starts. He’s allowed more than 3 ER in just 1 road start and it was 4ER against the at Yankees stadium. Hendricks owns a career 2.62 ERA in 6 starts vs the Mets and a 2.66 ERA in 4 starts at Citi Field.
The Mets have been just awful. They’re 1-7 in August averaging just 3.4 runs per game. They’ve scored less than 3 in 6 of those 8 games. They have a .212 BA and .627 OPS so far in August. They start David Peterson who has a 6.12 ERA as a starter this year. He pitched just 3 innings when he started last week. This Mets bullpen is also depleted after the Mets fire sale at the deadline.