Category: Series Preview

Brewers @ Cubs Series Preview

Brewers @ Cubs Series Preview
  Yu Darvish takes on former Cubs starter Brett Anderson in the opener of this four game series. The Cubs took two of three from the Brewers during the 2020 season opening series at Wrigley. The final three games of the season series will take place at Miller Park. Watch/Listen Thursday: 6:15 PM CT on Fox/670AM... Read more »

Cubs @ Cleveland Series Preview: (8/11-8/12)

Cubs @ Cleveland Series Preview: (8/11-8/12)
Well the Cubs got a four-day rest in the middle of the season. Unfortunately, the reason was a spate of positive Corona Virus tests for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards remain in limbo and in a larger sense so does baseball as a whole. Chicago, however, will resume their schedule with two games in... Read more »

Cubs @ Royals Series Preview: (8/5-8/6)

Cubs @ Royals Series Preview: (8/5-8/6)
So this is really a continuation of the two games at Wrigley the Cubs won. The bullpen keeps adding unnecessary drama to these contests. Craig Kimbrel struggled again on Tuesday, failing to close out the 9th inning. Chicago is winning these games, but it will be an issue against better competition. Wednesday Nico Hoerner gets... Read more »
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Cubs vs Royals Series Preview: (8/3-8/4)

Cubs vs Royals Series Preview: (8/3-8/4)
The Cubs are playing great baseball to open the season. A 7-2 record, the exact opposite of 2-7 mark in 2019. Strong offense, starters, and defense have overcome continued bullpen lapses to build the good start. The Cubs welcome a down Kansas City Royals team to Wrigley for two games. KC struggles in most aspects... Read more »

Cubs vs Pirates Series Preview: (7/31-8/2)

Cubs vs Pirates Series Preview: (7/31-8/2)
A lot of things have gone well for the Cubs early in the short season. The starting pitching has been mostly good through six games. The offense has produced in a big way early, especially at the bottom of the lineup. It all adds up to a 4-2 record for the Northsiders. The one downside... Read more »

Cubs @ Reds Series Preview: (7/27-7/30)

Cubs @ Reds Series Preview: (7/27-7/30)
The Cubs got their short season sprint off to a good start by taking two of three from the division-rival Brewers. Quality pitching efforts from Kyle Hendricks and Tyler Chatwood were the keys to the winning weekend. The offense had been stagnant before Sunday’s nine-run outburst. It wasn’t all good news for the Cubs, however,... Read more »
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Cubs vs Brewers Series Preview: (7/24-7/26)

Cubs vs Brewers Series Preview: (7/24-7/26)
There were more than a few times when it looked like the 2020 season would never happen. Covid-19 restrictions put spring training on hold and baseball was in a holding pattern for four months. After painstaking negotiations over pay, health protocols, and even spitting the Union and the Owners begrudgingly agreed to a 60-game season... Read more »

Cubs @ Cardinals Series Preview: (9/27-9/29)

Cubs @ Cardinals Series Preview: (9/27-9/29)
The Cubs enter the final series of the year with nothing to play for. They are mired in a nine-game losing streak as they head to St. Louis to battle the Cardinals. The Cards need to win this weekend to take the division from the surging Brewers. Playing the role of spoiler is not something... Read more »

Cubs @ Pirates Series Preview: (9/24-9/26)

Cubs @ Pirates Series Preview: (9/24-9/26)
A disastrous six-game losing streak has basically ended the Cubs season. Chicago maintains an incredibly thin strand of playoff hope, but barring a miracle, the season will end Sunday. It appears highly likely Joe Maddon is managing his final week of games for the Cubs. The strengths of Maddon as a manager that were so... Read more »
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Cubs vs Cardinals Series Preview: (9/19-9/22)

Cubs vs Cardinals Series Preview: (9/19-9/22)
The Cubs maddening inconsistency reared it’s head again against the Reds. Chicago lost two of three games to Cincinnati; the losses prevented them from gaining ground in the division and the wild card races. Now the first-place Cardinals come to Wrigley for a season-defining four-game series. The Cubs are three games back of St. Louis... Read more »