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On Friday, Kyle Isbel and the Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago Cubs (with Jameson Taillon on the hill). First pitch at Wrigley Field is scheduled for 2:20 PM ET.
Game Info and Kyle Isbel Props
- Day: Friday, August 18, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -192)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +700)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 1 total base (Over odds: -192)
Kyle Isbel Stats
- Isbel has collected 51 hits this season and has an OBP of .261. He’s slugging .374 on the year.
- He has reached base via a hit in 36 games this year (of 64 played), and he delivered multiple hits in 13 of those games.
- He has homered in 6.3% of his games this year, including 1.7% of his trips to the plate.
- Isbel has delivered an RBI in 17 of 64 games this year, with multiple RBI in three of them.
Cubs Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The Cubs’ 8.4 K/9 rate ranks 22nd in the majors.
- The Cubs have the 16th-ranked team ERA in baseball at 4.25.
- Cubs hurlers have combined to give up 135 home runs (1.1 per game). That’s the ninth-fewest homers allowed in baseball.
- Taillon (7-7) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 22nd start of the season.
- The 31-year-old has an ERA of 5.71, 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .274 in 21 games this season.
Isbel’s recent games
- vs. Mariners on August 17: 0-for-3, 1 K
- vs. Mariners on August 16: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
- vs. Mariners on August 15: 1-for-2, 1 R
- vs. Mariners on August 14: 1-for-4
- vs. Cardinals on August 12: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
- vs. Cardinals on August 11: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SB
- at Red Sox on August 9: 1-for-3, 1 K
- at Red Sox on August 8: 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
- at Red Sox on August 7: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
- at Phillies on August 6: 0-for-4
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