CUBS @ NATS SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL (LIVE ON ESPN)
Chi Cubs vs. Washington,
05/19/2019 19:08 EDT,
Score: 6 - 5
Money Line: -123 Chi Cubs
The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals enter the rubber match of this three-game set tied at 1-1 following a 5-2 Nats win on Saturday. The Cubs are a solid 9-2 in their last 11 games following a loss while the Nats are 6-20 in their last 26 games following a win.
Tonight the Cubs hand the ball to Kyle Hendricks (3-4, 2.86 ERA) who has allowed just one earned run on 12 hits and one walk while covering a total of 25 innings through his last three starts. Hendricks owns a 2.61 ERA in seven career starts against the Nationals who counter with Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 6.00 ERA).
Hellickson (2-2, 6.00 ERA) was charged with five runs on six hits and five walks in five frames of a 6-2 loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday. He has not made it out of the fifth inning in any of his last six starts, something the Cubs should be able to take advantage of as the Nats bullpen has been the worst in baseball this year with a 6.82 ERA.
Cubs are 4-0 in Hendricks' last four starts vs. Nationals who are 5-11 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter.
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