WEDNESDAY MLB TOP PLAY #1
Chicago Cubs (32-23) at Pittsburgh Pirates (16-39)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:05 pm
Historically, Kyle Hendricks has been a better pitcher at home compared to his splits on the road and who knows what we could see from the Cubs now that they’ve clinched. However, Williams has been putrid this season, posting a 6.70 ERA on the year and a 929 ERA across his last five starts. Hendricks only has a 1.21 ERA in the month of September across four starts including 27 strikeouts to just three walks. Williams has a 9.59 ERA with 11 homers given up in 25.1 innings across his last five starts while the Pirates are 1-9 in Williams’ last ten starts and opponents have a .929 OPS against Williams this year. I’ll side with the Cubs on the RL as my premium pick for this game.