Category: Series Preview

Cubs vs Reds: Series Preview (7/15-7/17)

Cubs vs Reds: Series Preview (7/15-7/17)
The Cubs came flying out of the gate in the second half with a three-game sweep of the Pirates. Chicago outscored their opponent 22-10 in the series. The starting pitching delivered three consecutive quality starts. The Cubs have increased their division lead to 2.5 games as the rest of the Central continues to spin its... Read more »

Cubs vs Pirates: Series Preview (7/12-7/14)

Cubs vs Pirates: Series Preview (7/12-7/14)
The four-game baseball hiatus is finally up and the season is ready to resume. The Cubs three All Stars didn’t do much in Cleveland, but that’s not what they get paid for. After an uneven first-half gave Chicago the slimmest of division leads, they have the chance to seize control down the final stretch. Cubs... Read more »

Cubs @ White Sox: Series Preview (7/6-7/7)

Cubs @ White Sox: Series Preview (7/6-7/7)
The Cubs continue to struggle on their current road trip. After dropping a series to the Pirates in Pittsburgh they sit at 2-5 through the first two series of the swing. Despite their struggles, they sit just half a game behind the equally troubled Milwaukee Brewers for first in the NL Central. The North Siders... Read more »
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Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (7/1-7/4)

Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (7/1-7/4)
The Cubs dropped two of three to the Reds in Cincinnati to fall into a first-place tie with the Brewers. They end June with a 14-15 record and an overall 45-39 mark. The last six weeks Chicago has looked mediocre at best. Sloppiness and struggles with runners in scoring position have prevented consistent winning stretches.... Read more »

Cubs @ Reds: Series Preview (6/28-6/30)

Cubs @ Reds: Series Preview (6/28-6/30)
The Cubs just finished a 5-5 homestand against the White Sox, Mets, and Braves. In fact, each of the three ended in splits with no series wins or losses. How average have the North Siders been lately? They are 13-13 in the month of June, but remain in first place thanks to similar struggles from... Read more »

Cubs vs Braves: Series Preview (6/24-6/27)

Cubs vs Braves: Series Preview (6/24-6/27)
The Cubs have been in a rough patch the last two weeks. A 2-5 road swing west has been followed by a 3-3 stretch against the White Sox and Mets. The Brewers have scuffled just as much, allowing the North Siders to maintain a 0.5 game lead in the NL Central. Now they welcome a... Read more »
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Cubs vs Mets: Series Preview (6/20-6/23)

Cubs vs Mets: Series Preview (6/20-6/23)
A baseball truism is that a team is neither as good or as bad as they look at their best and worst moments. The Cubs 2019 campaign might be the most extreme poster child for this situation. The 2019 season can roughly be divided into three parts to start the year. The dreadful 1-6 start... Read more »

Cubs vs White Sox: Series Preview (6/18-6/19)

Cubs vs White Sox: Series Preview (6/18-6/19)
The Cubs did not fare well on their tough road trip to Colorado and Los Angeles. The 2-5 record is a bit misleading as Chicago dropped a pair of one-run games. Perhaps more importantly, the Brewers went 2-4 over the same stretch and are only a half-game up over the North Siders. Now the Cubs... Read more »

Cubs @ Dodgers: Series Preview (6/13-6/16)

Cubs @ Dodgers: Series Preview (6/13-6/16)
Well I have returned from my trip to see the Cubs take on the Rockies in Denver. The two games I attended did not go great, so feel free to apply the blame to me. Chicago was able to salvage the final game of the series and remain just half a game behind Milwaukee. The... Read more »
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Cubs at Rockies: Series Preview (6/10-6/12)

Cubs at Rockies: Series Preview (6/10-6/12)
The Cubs are riding as high as you possibly can into Denver. Well I suppose that isn’t true, but there is still certainly a post-St. Louis series sweep afterglow in the air. The starting pitching has been good to great again, and that can carry a team pretty far even without a lineup nearly as... Read more »