LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs – 6/24/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The LA Dodgers and Chicago Cubs will meet in Game 3 of their four game series set for Wednesday June 24th. MLB Fantasy draft managers can check out the results of their rosters at 8PM Eastern Time from Wrigley Field over ESPN2.
The Dodgers continued their slump on the road as they are held scoreless for ten innings in a 1-0 defeat on Tuesday to the Cubs. LA is now 12-20 on the road and the club has lost seven of their past nine games following the Tuesday result. In the first two games of their road trip in Chicago, LA has pushed across just two runs total. The Dodgers bats have quieted in recent games as the club now sits 15th in the league in team batting average (.255).
The Cubs are a hot team winners of four straight as their pitching staff has allowed just three runs total in that span. Chicago pitching has performed well while the bats need to step up. The Cubs have a team batting average of .244 ranking 22nd in MLB.
LA Dodgers 1B: Adrian Gonzalez is fighting through a 6 of 28 slump as he has seen his average fall below .300 to .297 on the campaign. He has posted 12 homers and 45 RBIs on the year.
LA Dodgers 2B: Howie Kendrick is 0 for 8 in the first two games of this four game series. On the year the veteran is batting .277 with six homers and 28 RBIs. His slugging percentage has fallen to .402 as he has no extra base hits over his past ten games.
LA Dodgers CF: Joc Pederson leads the Dodgers in homers with 19 on the season. His high strikeout numbers have contributed to a batting average of just .248. He broke a four game hit streak with a 0 for 4 on Tuesday.
LA Dodgers LF: Andre Eithier is on a 2 of 15 slump entering Wednesday’s game. His batting average has dropped to .269. Eithier has produced nine homers and 27 RBIs with a .477 slugging percentage on the year.
LA Dodgers C: Yasmani Grandal is hitting .270 with ten homers and 26 RBIs. He has improved his hitting numbers on the Dodgers after being acquired from the Padres. He had two homers on Sunday’s win against the Giants.
LA Dodgers P: Mike Bolsinger is 4-2 in nine starts with an ERA of 2.87 and WHIP of 1.20. He was roughed up last time out on Friday and he took the loss giving up five runs in 5 1/3rd innings against the Giants.
Chicago Cubs 1B: Anthony Rizzo takes a five game hitting streak into Wednesday. Three games were multi-hit performances. On the year Rizzo is batting .309 with 15 homers and 43 RBIs. He has a .582 slugging percentage.
Chicago Cubs 3B: Chris Bryant is hitting .278 on the campaign with 10 homers and 42 RBIs. Bryant is 2 for 6 in this series with two homers and three RBIs.
Chicago Cubs SS: Starlin Castro is hitting .264 with five homers and 35 RBIs. He is battling a 0 for 8 slump in the Dodgers series.
Chicago Cubs LF: Chris Coghlan is having a good June with a batting average of .308. He has raised his average up to .251 and has eight homers with 18 RBIs season to date.
Chicago Cubs CF: Dexter Fowler is just 6 of his past 28 at bats. He is listed as day to day with an ankle in injury. Fowler appeared as a pinch hitter on Tuesday and drew a walk.
Chicago Cubs P: Second year man Kyle Hendricks is 2-3 on the year with an ERA of 4.28 and WHIP of 1.24. He looks to rebound after a poor start where he allowed six earned runs in five innings in a loss at Minnesota.
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P: Mike Bolsinger (Dodgers)
1B: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
3B: Chris Bryant (Cubs)
RF: Yasiel Puig (Dodgers)
CF: Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
C: Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers)