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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (52-64) at Chicago Cubs (73-43)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Brewers come to town to close out this homestand, and the teams get started with a double-header to make up for a rainout back in April. When last we checked in, the Brewers were bad. Checking again….they’re still pretty bad. They traded catcher Jonathan Lucroy and closer Jeremy Jeffress at the deadline but they didn’t have that much to …

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Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (60-54) at Chicago Cubs (71-41)

In Series Previews by berselius

It sure is nice having that twelve game cushion. The Cardinals have been flailing a bit lately, even losing a series at home to the Braves, but still have the third-best run differential in the NL. They’re down a couple of key contributers, including Michael Wacha, out with shoulder inflammation, Aledmys Diaz, out with a broken thumb, and Trevor Rosenthal, …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (66-41) at Oakland A’s (48-60)

In Series Previews by berselius

What are these strange things called off….days? Several Cubs spent the day relaxing on their west coast travel day, and they even get one on the way back too. It certainly beats 3+ weeks with no breaks other than the Reds. West coast series suck all around, but at least only one game is a night game. Team Leaders Cubs …