Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 30, 2024

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May 30, 2024 6:10 AM
The Chicago Cubs look to even the series as they face off against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on Thursday, May 30 at 1:10 PM. The Brewers currently lead the series 2-1 and will aim to capitalize on their strong home record of 14-10. Meanwhile, the Cubs will seek to overcome their struggles on the road, where they hold a 13-17 record.
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Chicago Cubs
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Cubs vs Brewers starting pitchers

  • Colin Rea for Milwaukee Brewers
  • Jameson Taillon for Chicago Cubs

Cubs vs Brewers statistics

Stat Cubs Brewers
Hits 412 (26th) 466 (8th)
Batting Average .227 (26th) .251 (6th)
Runs Batted In 218 (16th) 253 (7th)
Runs 234 (Tied-16th) 266 (Tied-6th)
Home Runs 51 (Tied-19th) 62 (9th)
Walks 196 (4th) 195 (5th)
Stolen Bases 33 (17th) 72 (3rd)
Strikeouts 492 (7th) 489 (9th)
Pitches 8148 (Tied-10th) 8186 (9th)

Milwaukee Brewers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 vs Chicago Cubs W 10-6
5/28/24 vs Chicago Cubs L 6-3 F/10
5/27/24 vs Chicago Cubs W 5-1
5/26/24 @ Boston Red Sox L 2-1
5/25/24 @ Boston Red Sox W 6-3

Chicago Cubs recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 10-6
5/28/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers W 6-3 F/10
5/27/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 5-1
5/26/24 @ St. Louis Cardinals L 4-3
5/25/24 @ St. Louis Cardinals L 7-6

Cubs vs Brewers predictions

Looking at the Chicago Cubs' lineup, Nico Hoerner seems poised to continue his steady performance. His knack for making contact could really set the table, especially with Mike Tauchman likely to capitalize on any RBI opportunities, thanks to his consistent hitting lately. On the mound, Jameson Taillon is expected to throw a solid game. He's shown a real proficiency for controlling the game and although he's up against a stout Brewers lineup, his low ERA and ability to escape jams could be pivotal in today's game.

Over at the Milwaukee Brewers camp, eyes are definitely on William Contreras, who's swinging a hot bat with an impressive batting average. His ability to drive in runs paired with his consistency might make a significant impact. Additionally, Christian Yelich’s all-around skill set could spark the Brewers both on the bases and in run production. Pitching-wise, Colin Rea has been accumulating innings and strikeouts, showing he can handle pressure, which will be essential in keeping the Brewers competitive in this tight matchup.

Given both teams' current form and stats, today's game promises a tight contest. However, the Brewers’ slightly deeper batting and the home-field advantage at American Family When it comes to crunch time, those factors can often tip the scales. So, my nod goes towards the Milwaukee Brewers pulling off a close victory, possibly capitalizing on late-game situations where their offensive depth and tactical pitching changes could outmaneuver the Cubs. What do you think, could the Cubs surprise us today?

Milwaukee Brewers injuries

  • Trevor Megill (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Hedbert Perez (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Quinton Low (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Rhys Hoskins (1B): 10-Day-IL
  • Christian Arroyo (2B): Day-To-Day

Chicago Cubs injuries

  • Keegan Thompson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Yency Almonte (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Daniel Palencia (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Sam Thoresen (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Colten Brewer (RP): 15-Day-IL

Cubs vs Brewers game info

Venue American Family Field
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
First pitch Thu 1:10 PM
Temperature 65°
Chance of Rain 0%

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