Cubs vs Phillies Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/27

Cubs vs Phillies Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/27

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs – Expert Analysis & Prediction

The Philadelphia Phillies are gearing up to clash with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 27, 2023, at 5:05 PM. The Phillies, with a slightly better record, are looking to close the first half strong. This article will delve into the factors that give the Phillies an upper hand in this game.

 

Philadelphia Phillies – Team Insight

Pitching Analysis

Ranger Suarez is taking the mound for the Phillies. The left-handed pitcher has maintained a 1-2 record, with a decent 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 43.2 innings. His steady performances, including 42 strikeouts, suggest that he could keep the Cubs' hitters in check.

Hitting Analysis

Kyle Schwarber has been a formidable force in the Phillies' batting lineup, belting 20 home runs and driving in 42 runs. Nick Castellanos boasts an impressive .313 batting average, making him one of the most reliable hitters. Additionally, Alec Bohm has been clutch, accumulating 47 RBIs this season.

Injuries

For the Phillies, Michael Plassmeyer is day-to-day, and Seranthony Dominguez is on the 15-Day IL.

 

Chicago Cubs – Team Insight

Pitching Analysis

Jameson Taillon is starting for the Cubs. The right-hander is struggling this season, holding a 2-5 record with a high 6.71 ERA and 1.55 WHIP across 53.2 innings. His form is a concern for the Cubs, and the Phillies' hitters could exploit this.

Hitting Analysis

Patrick Wisdom and Nico Hoerner have been notable contributors to the Cubs' offense. However, their team stats, in general, have not been as consistent as the Phillies.

Injuries

The Cubs have a more extensive injury list, including Brandon Hughes and Adrian Sampson on the 15-Day and 60-Day IL, respectively. Cody Bellinger and Marcus Stroman are both listed as day-to-day.

 

Prediction

The Phillies have several factors in their favor. Ranger Suarez has been more consistent than Jameson Taillon, who has struggled this season. The Phillies also boast a stronger batting lineup, with the likes of Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos. The Cubs, with a slightly weaker record and more injury concerns, will have to put up an exceptional performance to counter the Phillies.

 

Pick: Phillies ML

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