Category: Series Preview

Cubs vs Dodgers: Series Preview (4/23-4/25)

Cubs vs Dodgers: Series Preview (4/23-4/25)
The Cubs won two of three from the Diamondbacks over the weekend to get back to the .500 mark (10-10) on the season. They also pulled within two games of first-place in a very crowded NL Central. The big story for Chicago has been the excellent starting pitching. A string of quality starts has lowered... Read more »

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks: Series Preview (4/19-4/21)

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks: Series Preview (4/19-4/21)
The Cubs took care of business with a three-game sweep of the Marlins in Miami. While the Fish are lousy, a sweep is always an accomplishment. Even more so considering Chicago has struggled in Marlins Park since it opened. The real story of the series was the excellent pitching performance. The Marlins scored two total... Read more »

Cubs @ Marlins: Series Preview (4/15-4/17)

Cubs @ Marlins: Series Preview (4/15-4/17)
The final game of the Cubs six-game homestand got rained or more accurately snowed out on Sunday. They finished the shortened five-game stand with a 3-2 record. The pitching was much more stable, but hardly perfect. Now Chicago heads out a quick three-game trip to play the Marlins in Miami. On paper, the rebuilding fish... Read more »
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Cubs vs. Angels: Series Preview (4/12-4/14)

Cubs vs. Angels: Series Preview (4/12-4/14)
The Cubs kicked off the home portion of their schedule taking two out of three from the Pirates. Their first series win came from two shutouts as the pitching finally stabilized after a rocky start to 2019. Chicago now welcomes the Los Angeles Angels for a three-game inter-league affair. The Halos are not expected to... Read more »

Cubs vs. Pirates: Series Preview (4/8-4/11)

Cubs vs. Pirates: Series Preview (4/8-4/11)
The Cubs limp home after a 2-7 season-opening road trip. The pitching struggled mightily, obscuring several double-digit outbursts from the offense. Starting the season with a long road stretch against three teams, two of which were 2018 playoff teams, is not an easy task. That being said, only two wins is not what you expect... Read more »

Cubs @ Brewers: Series Preview (4/5-4/7)

Cubs @ Brewers: Series Preview (4/5-4/7)
This is really fun so far, are you having a good time this season? Thought a little humor may help everyone just a bit. The Cubs first two series have not gone well to say the least. The big problem has been the pitching of both the starters and especially the bullpen. Through six games,... Read more »
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Cubs @ Braves: Series Preview (4/1-4/4)

Cubs @ Braves: Series Preview (4/1-4/4)
The Cubs season has gotten off to an uneven start to say the least. The offense has been explosive, scoring 28 runs their first three games. Unfortunately, the pitching has been just as explosive, allowing 21 runs to Texas and losing two games via bullpen meltdowns. With these back-to-back gut-punch losses behind them, the Cubs... Read more »

Cubs @ Rangers: Series Preview (3/28-3/31)

Cubs @ Rangers: Series Preview (3/28-3/31)
After a slow and frustrating winter, Cubs baseball is finally back. Chicago, with exception of Daniel Descalso and a few bullpen tweaks, kept pretty much the same team as 2018. Despite winning 95 games, a late season hitting slump and an early playoff exit to the Rockies left a sour taste in everyone’s mouths. Yu... Read more »

Caribbean World Series Preview

Caribbean World Series Preview
A last-minute change has the Caribbean World Series taking place in Panama this year, as teams are preparing for a ten-game round-robin to begin on Monday. With the change in venue, Toros de Herrera from Panama have been invited to participate. Here is a preview of the tournament, with the finals on February 10.  Cuba... Read more »
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Cubs vs Pirates: Series Preview (9/24-9/27)

Cubs vs Pirates: Series Preview (9/24-9/27)
A successful road trip has reduced the Cubs magic number to win the NL Central to just five games. Chicago had four lopsided wins sandwiched around two blowout losses. The offense finally showed some signs of life, scoring four or more runs in five of six games. The Northsiders look to wrap up their third... Read more »