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MLB Predictions: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs

by Steve Hastings on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

MLB Predictions Milwaukee Brewers (83-67) at Chicago Cubs (90-58): Over the last two weeks or so, the Milwaukee Brewers have gone from contending for the top spot in the National League Central, to now fighting for their playoff life with every game. The recent firing of skipper Ned Yost couldn’t have come at a worse time, as this creates unnecessary distractions in the Brew-Crew’s locker room. Tonight at 8 PM ET, the Chicago Cubs, now 8 games head of Milwaukee, look to put the finishing touches in the Brewers’ hopes of winning the division. At BetOnline.com, opening lines have moved in the visitor’s favor, as the Chicago Cubs are +110 MLB Betting odds underdogs against the (-125) Milwaukee Brewers.

Even though Cubs manager, Lou Pinella, has one of his aces on the mound tonight in RHP Ryan Dempster (15-6, 3.02 ERA), who can blame odds-makers for leaning towards the Brewers’ LHP CC Sabathia (15-8, 2.81 ERA).

But forget those numbers for Sabathia, as they don’t quite tell you his story.

Just take a look at what CC has done since coming over from the Cleveland Indians this season. In 13 starts, Sabathia is 9-0, with a 1.59 ERA, 6 complete games, 3 shutouts, 102 innings pitched, has 102 strikeouts, and 21 basses-on-balls… now the guy is “lights-out”.

But can CC and interim manager Dale Sveum rally this Brewers team, which seems to be in shambles, to beat a great Cubs team? This will be a real tough test for Sabathia, as the Wild Card is hanging from a thread with the Philadelphia Phillies (83-67) playing an inferior Atlanta Braves (67-83) team tonight. Become a winner again this evening, check out this MLB Predictions: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs

 

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