Tag: Series Preview

Cubs vs. Brewers (5/10-5/12)

Cubs vs. Brewers (5/10-5/12)
The Cubs enter today’s three game set in an unusual situation due to scheduling quirks and weather. With a win against the Brewers the Cubs would tie Milwaukee’s win total, but thanks to the roughly bajillion off-days the Cubs have enjoyed in April (that won’t come into play later this year I am sure) the Cubs... Read more »

Mets vs. Cubs Series Preview (8/27-8/29)

Mets vs. Cubs Series Preview (8/27-8/29)
Fresh from a four-game sweep of the nuisance that is the Cincinnati Reds, and on a five-game winning streak--admittedly over the remedial class Tigers and Reds--the Cubs will look to continue the streak against the New York Mets in their only visit to Wrigley. And whenever you're talking about the remedial class, the Mets almost always have tenure there...

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview (7/23-7/26)

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview (7/23-7/26)
The Cubs get a respite from their 10-day blood feud with the Cardinals--seriously, they'll have played eight games over 11 days with them when this week is over and that's quite simply too much--to entertain the Arizona Diamondbacks for four games. It always feels like things are tougher with this outfit than they should be, and given that they still have a pretty dynamite offense that won't be good news for a Cubs' rotation that is still wandering in the desert a bit, complaining about the bats in the sky. At least, that's usually how it's gone, but that's not the case this year.  ...
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Cubs @ Brewers Series Preview (4/5-4/8): Dr. Livingston, I Presume?

Cubs @ Brewers Series Preview (4/5-4/8): Dr. Livingston, I Presume?
Pretty sparse week for the Cubs, as they got a rainout on Tuesday and a schedule off-day on Wednesday. So whatever worries there were about a tired pen, a mere five games into the season, will be erased. Or at least you'd hope. They'll keep the NL Central theme going, with an early look at what it is likely to be their closest competitor this season, the Milwaukee Brewers...

Series Preview: Cubs vs Nationals: 8/4-8/6

Series Preview: Cubs vs Nationals: 8/4-8/6
The Cubs just lost their first series in the second half of the season to the Wild Card leading Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an odd series for Chicago in which they scored 24 runs over the three games, but lost two of them. This weekend they welcome another contender to Wrigley Field, the first-place Washington... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs at Brewers 7/28-7/30

Series Preview: Cubs at Brewers 7/28-7/30
What a difference a week makes. Well it has been more than a week really, but the Cubs finally look like the team we expected all season. The combination of effective starting pitching and good hitting is a potent formula it turns out. The Brewers look to be in free fall at the moment. The... Read more »
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Series Preview--Cubs at Braves: 7/17-7/19

Series Preview--Cubs at Braves: 7/17-7/19
The Cubs had about as good of a weekend as you could possibly hope in Baltimore. They don’t have long to rest on their achievement with a trip south to Atlanta. The mid July matchup between two teams chasing the second wildcard spot might be one of the most suprising series in baseball. The Cubs... Read more »

Series Preview--Cubs at Nationals: 6/26-6/29

Series Preview--Cubs at Nationals: 6/26-6/29
The Nationals hold a commanding lead in the NL East. The Cubs are trailing in the NL Central. The differences in the two club’s season are pretty easy to spot beyond the records. The Cubs clearly are limping into this showdown of what was supposed to a potential postseason matchup. The limping is hardly metaphorically... Read more »

Series Preview--Cubs vs. Padres: 6/19-6/21

Series Preview--Cubs vs. Padres: 6/19-6/21
The Cubs are back in the win column. Their convincing win over the Pirates on Sunday kept them at 2.5 games behind division leader Milwaukee,and was their first road series win in two calendar years. The Cubs get a brief stop at home this week before heading out on the road for an 11 game... Read more »
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Series Preview--Cubs at Mets: 6/12-6/14

Series Preview--Cubs at Mets: 6/12-6/14
I don’t hate the New York Mets. This is probably an age thing, but the Mets were never the main rival of the Cubs during most of my childhood and early adulthood. I fully recognize that there is a group that feels almost as strongly about the Mets as we all do about the Cardinals.... Read more »