Cubs vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/25

Cubs vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/25

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Introduction:

In a highly anticipated matchup, the Chicago Cubs will face off against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field. Both teams are looking to secure a win and gain momentum in their respective divisions. The Cubs, backed by the return of their ace pitcher Kyle Hendricks, will try to sweep the Mets on this series. 

 

Pitching Analysis:

The return of Kyle Hendricks is a significant boost for the Cubs. Known for his ability to induce ground balls and command the strike zone, Hendricks brings stability and efficiency to the Chicago pitching rotation. In his recent rehab outings, Hendricks displayed his mastery on the mound, allowing minimal runs and effectively navigating through opposing lineups. His precise control and intelligent pitch selection make him a formidable force against any lineup, including the talented Mets.

 

Hitting Analysis:

While the Mets boast a solid lineup led by power hitter Pete Alonso, the Cubs' hitters have shown resilience and consistency throughout the season. Despite facing their fair share of challenges, the Cubs' offensive unit has managed to produce runs and maintain a competitive edge. With players like Patrick Wisdom and Nico Hoerner stepping up to contribute, the Cubs have the offensive firepower to challenge the Mets' pitching staff and secure the necessary run support.

 

Injury Report:

Fortunately for the Cubs, they have minimal injury concerns heading into this crucial matchup. On the other hand, the Mets have managed to stay relatively healthy as well. However, the return of Kyle Hendricks adds a significant advantage for the Cubs, as his presence and skill on the mound can neutralize the Mets' offensive threats.

 

Prediction

Taking into account Kyle Hendricks' successful rehab outings and his history of pitching well against the Mets, the Chicago Cubs have a clear advantage in this matchup. Hendricks' return injects stability and confidence into the Cubs' pitching staff, enabling them to control the game and limit the Mets' scoring opportunities. With a strong offense supporting Hendricks on the mound, the Cubs are poised to secure a victory and extend their winning streak against the Mets.

 

Pick: Cubs ML

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