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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 7/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Philadelphia Phillies (41-43) will collide with the Chicago Cubs (43-44) in the finale of a series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 8:05 PM ET. Philadelphia bowed to the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of a series after a 3-8 loss on Wednesday. However, the Phillies won the first two installments of a series to take the lead over the Cubs at 13-3 in the opener on Monday and 15-10 in Game 2 on Tuesday. Last time out, the Philadelphia Phillies scored three runs in the 6th innings already heading to a 3-8 defeat with 6 base hits and one error. Starter Zack Wheeler went 5.2 innings and took the loss after allowing four earned runs on eight base hits with a walk and struck out six Chicago batters. Left Fielder Andrew McCutchen acquired a one-run score on one hit with two RBIs while Right Fielder Bryce Harper made a run on one base hit with an RBI in the loss. Catcher J.T. Realmuto added one run with a double in the losing effort for the Phillies.

 

The right-hander Zach Eflin will be climbing up the hill to start for Philadelphia in the closing match of a series versus the Cubs on Thursday. In his MLB career this season, the right-handed thrower is 3-6 with a 4.13 ERA while striking out a total of 89 batters. In his appearances on the mound facing the Chicago squad, righty Eflin is 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA and struck out 9 batters of the Cubs this year.

 

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 7/8/2021

 

On the Chicago side, the team will try to continue their success to even the series after an 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. The Cubs lost the first two matches at 3-13 on Monday and 10-15 on Tuesday. Last time out, Starting Pitcher Alec Mills lasted for 5.2 innings while giving away three earned runs on five base hits with a walk but struck out five Philadelphia batters in the victory. Left Fielder Joc Pederson and 1st Baseman Anthony Rizzo made two runs on two base hits with one RBI each in leading Chicago. Second Baseman Nico Hoerner earned a one-run score with a double and an RBI while Right Fielder Jason Heyward added one run on one base hit with an RBI in the winning effort for the Cubs.

 

Chicago will counter with the young righty Adbert Alzolay to take his post on the bump to start the final game of a series against the Phillies on Thursday. The right-handed starter is 4-8 with a 4.48 ERA and a total of 76 strikeouts in his pro baseball stint this season. Alzolay will be pitching in his first career start facing Philadelphia batters.

 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this game is Philadelphia -110. The Phillies already gained momentum after winning the first two installments of the series against the Cubs. Though Chicago won Game 3, the squad struggled after losing 9 outings in their last 10 contests overall. Philadelphia will continue to play strong and snatch a road victory on Thursday against the struggling team of the Cubs who lost 12 of their last 13 matches. The predicted score, Philadelphia Phillies will win at 6-3.

 

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs 7/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

 

TV: ESPN

 

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -110

 

MLB Totals: 8

 

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