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Maikel Garcia and the Kansas City Royals will take on starter Jameson Taillon and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday at 2:20 PM ET.
Game Info and Maikel Garcia Props
- Day: Friday, August 18, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- Hits Prop: Over/under 2 hits (Over odds: +145)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +800)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 2 total bases (Over odds: -103)
Maikel Garcia Stats
- Garcia is batting .285 with an OBP of .330 and a slugging percentage of .381 this season.
- He has picked up a hit in 62 of 88 games this year, including multiple hits in 25 contests.
- Looking at the 88 games he has played this season, he’s hit a home run in four of them (4.5%), and in 1.1% of his plate appearances.
- Garcia has tallied an RBI in 32 games this year (36.4%), including six games with more than one RBI (6.8%). He has also driven home three or more of his team’s runs in one contest.
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.
- The Cubs have given up the ninth-fewest homers in the majors (135 total, 1.1 per game).
- The Cubs will hand the ball to Taillon (7-7) for 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.
Garcia’s recent games
- vs. Mariners on August 17: 0-for-4
- vs. Mariners on August 16: 1-for-5, 1 R, 3 K
- vs. Mariners on August 15: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
- vs. Mariners on August 14: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 BB
- vs. Cardinals on August 11: 2-for-2, 2 R
- at Red Sox on August 10: 2-for-4, 2 K
- at Red Sox on August 9: 1-for-3, 1 K, 1 BB
- at Red Sox on August 8: 1-for-5, 1 R, 3 K, 1 BB, 1 SB
- at Red Sox on August 7: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
- at Phillies on August 6: 1-for-5, 1 R
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