Money Line: -161.00 San Diego (Home)
The Padres have been one of the biggest underachievers in baseball. Lately, though, they are showing signs of getting their star-studded offense turned around. San Diego is 4-3 in its last seven games. The Padres are averaging 5.9 runs in their last 10 games.
The Cubs have to be regretting spending $68 million to sign Taillon to a four-year deal. He's been terrible with a 8.04 ERA in eight starts. The Cubs have lost in every one of his starts. Taillon was especially bad in May with a 10.90 ERA and 1.96 WHIP in five starts.
By contrast, Wacha was 3-0 in five May starts with a 0.84 ERA and 0.72 WHIP.
The Cubs are not playing nearly as well as they did early in the season. They have dropped five of their last seven games.