Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants 6/9/23: Game Preview




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Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 10:15 PM
Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California

The Chicago Cubs (26-35) are slated to face off against the San Francisco Giants (31-30) at Oracle Park. According to ESPN’s analytics, the game could be quite even, with the Giants only slightly favored with a 50.8% chance of winning.

Starting Pitchers:

For the Cubs, right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman (6-4, 2.39 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) will be on the mound. In his 79 innings, Stroman has struck out 68, walked 27, and allowed 5 home runs.

On the Giants side, right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (4-5, 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) will be starting. In his 70.1 innings, he’s managed 51 strikeouts, given up 12 walks, and 7 home runs.

Star Players:

The Cubs’ offense is led by Patrick Wisdom, who has hit 14 home runs and 28 RBIs, with a .200 batting average. Nico Hoerner leads the team in batting average with .283.

For the Giants, Michael Conforto stands out with his 11 home runs and 29 RBIs, maintaining a .244 batting average. Thairo Estrada is the team leader in batting average with .300.

Key Stats:

Comparing team stats, the Giants have a slight advantage in batting average (.249 to .246), home runs (78 to 70), and SLG (.417 to .398). However, the Cubs have a slight edge in OBP (.327 to .324) and ERA (4.19 to 4.00), indicating a potentially close game.

In their recent form, the Cubs have lost four out of their last five games. On the other hand, the Giants have won two out of their last five games.


While the Giants are the slight favorites according to ESPN’s analytics, the recent form and the close statistics of both teams make this a potentially tight matchup, and anything could happen in this game. The Cubs are putting the better starter on the mound in this game and that is what makes the difference as the Cubs win the game 5-3.

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