National League Rivalry: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs will continue their three game series on Tuesday night in Miller Park. The Cubs defeated the Brewers in the series opener, 7-2 in eleven innings. With the victory, the Cubs have now taken over sole possession of first place in the National League Central.

Milwaukee has dominated everyone in the National League this season, except for their division rival. The Brewers are now just 1-8 against the Cubs so far in 2018, and it appears that they lack confidence when facing the Cubs, including in their home ball park. The Brewers are +106 against the Cubs in game two of the series.

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Chatwood Hopes to Find Zone for Cubs

Tyler Chatwood will get the start for the Cubs in game two of the series on Tuesday night. The former Rockies’ pitcher has had all sorts of problems early in his Cubs career. Chatwood is just 3-4, but has a surprisingly low 3.86 ERA. Chatwood has not been able to consistently throw strikes in 2018 and has walked 56 batters in just 58.1 innings pitched. Chatwood must find the strike zone against the Brewers in game 2 of the series.

The Cubs need more consistent offense from their leaders, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. Kris Bryant was the one of the top hitters in baseball through the season’s first month, but has fallen off the pace in recent weeks. Anthony Rizzo now has collected an RBI in the last 8 games for the Cubs, and hit the go ahead home run in the 11th inning in the series opener. If the Cubs can get their two stars hitting at the same time, the rest of the National League might be in trouble.

Brewers Trying to Hold off Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to an early divisional lead in both 2017 and 2018, but Milwaukee hopes for a different outcome this season. The Cubs were able to vault past Milwaukee in the final month last season, and appear to be threatening to do the same this season.

The Brewers will send Chase Anderson to the mound on Tuesday night against the Cubs. The young right hander is 0-2 against the Cubs this season, but has given up just 3 earned runs in 13 innings pitched against the Northsiders. Anderson will look to pitch deep into the game, after the Brewers bullpen got plenty of work in the series opener.

Milwaukee Finally Beats Cubs

The Cubs continued their dominance over the Brewers on Monday night, beating them in extra innings. The Chicago offense was able to score runs on what had been a very dominant Brewers bullpen. The Cubs will need plenty of run support in game 2 in order to back up Tyler Chatwood.

The Brewers must find a way to defeat the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee blew a great chance to win the series opener, but will send Anderson to the mound for game two. Anderson has had great success against the Cubs in the past, and should be able to slow down a hot Cubs lineup. The Brewers should finally get another win against the Cubs. Bet Milwaukee +106 against the Cubs in game 2.

  • Bet the Milwaukee Brewers +106
  • Bet on the Chicago Cubs -112
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