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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (89-50) at Houston Astros (74-66)

In Series Previews by berselius

Remember when the Astros were bad? Like, earlier this year? They got off to a brutal start, going 7-17 in April, and a lot of people (read: me) saw that guys like Dallas Keuchel continued to struggle and simply wrote them off/laughed them away as a one-year fluke. Then they quietly won a whole bunch of games, and dug themselves …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (88-48) at Milwaukee Brewers (60-76)

In Series Previews by berselius

At least the Brewers have a seven game lead on the Reds to avoid finishing last in the division. Looking at the standings,  there are five other teams in the NL with records as bad or worse than the Brewers. Remember when the Diamondbacks were viewed as having an outside shot at making the playoffs? (dying laughing). Team Leaders Cubs …

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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 …