Category: Series Preview

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 »

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 »

Cubs at Diamondbacks Series Preview (9/17-9/19)

Cubs at Diamondbacks Series Preview (9/17-9/19)
The Cubs travel out west for their final venture outside of the Chicago city limits. The Cubs find themselves clinging to a slim lead for the division title. The club also finds themselves running on fumes, but with a series win against the Reds actually extended their advantage by a game. The baseball truism of... Read more »
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Cubs vs. Reds: Series Preview (9/14-9/16)

Cubs vs. Reds: Series Preview (9/14-9/16)
The Cubs won their makeup game in Washington but it came at a high cost with an injury to Pedro Strop. Joe Maddon said Strop would be out “a while” which hardly inspires confidence. Chicago now returns home for three games with the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds are still in last place yet aren’t pushovers... Read more »

Cubs vs Brewers: Series Preview (9/10-9/12)

Cubs vs Brewers: Series Preview (9/10-9/12)
The Cubs weekend in Washington DC did not turn out the way they were hoping. Incessant rain postponed two games and led to a wet doubleheader the Nats swept. To make matters worse, second-place Milwaukee swept San Francisco to move just two games back in the race. It’s with that backdrop the Brewers head to... Read more »

Cubs @ Nationals: Series Preview (9/6-9/9)

Cubs @ Nationals: Series Preview (9/6-9/9)
The Cubs had one goal in their three-game series with the second-place Brewers, don’t get swept. The Northsiders came uncomfortably close to just that troubling outcome before winning the final game of the series. A sweep would have reduced their division lead to just two. With the edge back up to four, Chicago heads to... Read more »
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Cubs @ Brewers: Series Preview (9/3-9/5)

Cubs @ Brewers: Series Preview (9/3-9/5)
The Cubs are right in the middle of a stretch of 23 consecutive games without a day off. It looked like it would be the defining moment on the season. Survive it in tact and a division title is the likely result. So far the results have been outstanding. Chicago has gone 10-3 through the... Read more »

Cubs vs. Reds: Series Preview (8/23-8/26)

Cubs vs. Reds: Series Preview (8/23-8/26)
The Cubs finally broke out of their offensive slump Wednesday in a big win in Detroit. The five games before, the Northsiders went 2-3 with a grand total of five runs scored. While it might be easy to credit the newly acquired Daniel Murphy for the breakout, more likely it was just the law of... Read more »

Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (8/16-8/19)

Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (8/16-8/19)
The Cubs split their crucial two-game series with the Brewers to maintain a three game division lead. The Cardinals have stayed hot to move within four games of first-place. Chicago rebounded nicely from a shutout loss in game one of the series to win fairly comfortably on Wednesday. The Cubs now head to Pittsburgh for... Read more »
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Cubs vs. Brewers: Series Preview (8/14-8/15)

Cubs vs. Brewers: Series Preview (8/14-8/15)
The Cubs staged two comebacks, including David Bote’s dramatic walk-off grand slam Sunday, to take two of three from the Washington Nationals. Bote’s ultimate grand slam electrified Wrigley Field after Chicago was shut down by Max Scherzer most of the game. The Cubs look to ride the momentum into a crucial two-game series with the... Read more »