Chicago (Chatwood) -105 at Cleveland (Tomlin) O/U 9
Tough to expect much sharpness out of Cleveland's Josh Tomlin who hasn't started a game since April 10. Tomlin was forced into action in the 15th inning of last Wednesday's game against Minnesota. Overall, Tomlin has thrown only 1 inning (37 pitches) over the last 12 days. That doesn't bode well against a surging Chicago Cubs offense. After netting just one run in back-to-back games two weeks ago, the Cubs have pounded out 52 runs over their last six games. Tyler Chatwood's stuff thus far has been almost too good with 18 strikeouts and 14 walks in 15.2 innings. This isn't however a bad matchup as Cleveland currently ranks near the bottom of MLB in offensive production including the third lowest walk rate (7.7%). Chicago should also have the bullpen edge having had yesterday off. Note than Cleveland relievers Cody Allen and Andrew Miller, who have yet to allow an earned run this season, threw on both Sunday and Monday and are unlikely to be available tonight. Eliminate the duo and the Tribe's pen ERA jumps a run and a half. At the nearl pick 'em price we'll support the road side in this one.