Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (97-65) vs St. Louis Cardinals (100-62)

In Series Previews by berselius

Welp, here we go. Time to see how much devil magic is left.  Position player team leaders Cubs  R+RBI: Rizzo (195) CERA: Ross (2.68) H: Rizzo (163) HR: Rizzo (31) OBP: Rizzo (.387) SLG: Rizzo (.512) wOBA: Rizzo (.384) BSR: Bryant (7.1) Defense: Russell (17.1) Helmet Rubs: Herrera fWAR: Bryant (6.5) Cardinals R+RBI: Carpenter (185) CERA: Molina (2.80) H: Heyward …

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Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (17-18) vs Chicago Cubs (19-15)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Pirates are coming off a split with their cross-state ‘rivals’, and if you had asked me four days ago which of these NL Central-NL East four game sets was going to be a sweep, I would have bet heavily on the Pirates. But that’s baseball. A lot of their position players have been underperforming this year, including last year’s …

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Series Preview: New York Mets (20-11) at Chicago Cubs (15-15)

In Series Previews by berselius

After a long slog of a road trip at least the Cubs will have time to take a breather and…oh wait, another 4 day series. The Cubs have had only two scheduled off days so far, aside from the first week (which doesn’t really count). The Cardinals will be sipping bud light garbage water a ritas and relaxing while the …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (5-17) vs Chicago Cubs (12-8)

In Series Previews by berselius

It’s been just kind of a rough start to the year for the Brewers. If the Gambler’s Fallacy were actually true we could all have seen this coming, but alas. They have the worst run differential in the league, both due to bad pitching (pats self on back for this prediction), and untimely hitting. Adam Lind is the only position …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-7) at Cincinnati Reds (8-8)

In Series Previews by berselius

It’s been an eventful week in Cincinnati, which nearly reached Peak Reds before being eclipsed by whatever shit the Royals have been doing. Reds manager Bryan Price dropped a 77 f-bomb tirade at one of the Reds beat writers for actually reporting on the team instead of shilling/spreading false information for the team. I only regret that this wasn’t followed …