Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 4-25-17
Why must these million dollar athletes destroy their career and seasons for drugs? I understand baseball is a very long season, they acquire a lot of body and mental fatigue, but drugs are not the answer.
Rest and a woman on top is the answer. Or a guy from behind, whichever you prefer.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been dismal on defense thus far into the season, and again, it has shown in this series versus the Cubs, as it did last night. The drug addict I am referring to is center fielder Starling Marte, who won a Gold Glove playing left field last season. With a name like Starling, I guess I would turn to drugs too. Marte is serving an 80 game suspension for failing, as you know, a drug test.
Which makes absolutely no sense considering he’ss an elite defender not just for the Pirates but throughout the majors. Drugs are without a doubt the number one go to for mental disorders, but Marte has clearly found his outlet, and that’s baseball. Or, I guess, now drugs.
Tyler Glasnow vs Jon Lester
The 6 foot 7 Tyler Glasnow will finish out this series for the Pirates tonight at home. So far his big league career has been rather slow after being touted as the International League top pitcher the last three seasons. He’s 0-1 with a disastrous 7.95 ERA. However, since giving up five runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Reds back on April 10th, Glasnow has kept it to five earned runs through 9 2/3 innings of work.
Glasnow has issued nine walks this season with 13 strikeouts primarily due to his control. In his most recent appearance, he threw 102 pitches in just 4 2/3 innings versus the New York Yankees.
For the Chicago Cubs, it will be Jon Lester taking the mound. After finishing last season 19-5, Lester has no decisions in four starts this season. However, he’s supporting a 2.66 ERA and has was outstanding in his first three starts. Giving up just two runs in 19 innings, and striking out 18 batters with five walks. But his most recent appearance he allowed nine hits and five runs in just 5 2/3 innings of work against Cincinnati. Versus the Pirates in nine career games, Lester is 4-3 supporting a solid 2.35 ERA.
Free Baseball Betting Pick
Going to eat the chalk in this one. Lester should collect his first win of the season tonight going up against the defenseless Pirates. And the Cubs should be able to either match or come close to the first game of this series 9+ runs with Glasnow on the mound. Despite his improvements throughout the month.
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