Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres Picks and Predictions May 8th 2024

Chicago Cubs vs San Diego Padres MLB Wed, May 8, 14:20 pm.
Chicago Cubs
ML: 115
San Diego Padres
ML: -135

Cody Bellinger’s on Fire, and the Cubs Are Here for It: Series Decider Against the Padres

Cody Bellinger just got back from the injured list and, boy, is he making up for lost time! As the Chicago Cubs set their sights on clinching the series against the San Diego Padres this Wednesday afternoon, all eyes are on Bellinger to see if he can keep his hot streak burning.

Bellinger’s Blazing Comeback

After smashing three hits in his latest game, Bellinger is all about keeping that .382 average glowing. He’s already racked up four homers, eight RBIs, and crossed the plate himself six times in just nine games since his comeback. And let’s not forget his epic leadoff homer Tuesday night that sparked the Cubs to a nail-biting 3-2 win.

From Struggles to Swagger

The Cubs have had a bit of a rough patch, dropping six out of their last ten games. But they’re bouncing back big time, thanks to Michael Busch’s jaw-dropping walk-off homer just when they needed it most. That shot not only sealed Tuesday’s win but also pumped some much-needed energy back into the team.

Pitch Perfect Showdown

Next up, we’ve got a killer pitching face-off between the Cubs’ Hayden Wesneski and the Padres’ Dylan Cease. Wesneski is throwing serious heat with a 0.54 ERA, coming off a stellar performance against the Brewers where he sent eight batters back to the bench. On the flip side, Cease is back in town with something to prove and a solid 2.55 ERA this season.

Inside the Dugout with the Manager

Cubs’ skipper Craig Counsell knows what’s up. “Getting Cody back is huge for us. It’s a game-changer and puts us right where we need to be,” he said, stressing how critical it is to have your best players show up for the big games.

Other Key Players

Keep your eyes on Christopher Morel too. He’s been on fire with 10 RBIs in the last six games. For the Padres, watch out for Jake Cronenworth and his 11-game hitting streak. He’s not messing around.

Cease’s Comeback Corner

Cease got candid about his rough patches. “Last year hit hard, but it was a lesson in what not to do. I’ve tweaked my game, and I’m pumped to show off the new me,” he shared.

What’s Next?

As game day approaches, both the Cubs and Padres are gearing up for a showdown that promises to be a season highlight. With star players hitting their stride and pitchers locked in a riveting duel, Wednesday’s game is not to be missed. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for some major league excitement!

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Wed, May 8, 12:24 pm.
Chicago Cubs
O 7.5
San Diego Padres
U 7.5
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