Series Preview – Chicago Cubs (13-18) vs Milwaukee Brewers (13-18)

In Series Previews by berselius

I liked the Brewers chances of winning the NL Central this year, even without Fielder, given the loss of Pujols and Carpenters injuries and my general distrust of the Reds pitching staff. They've had some awful luck so far though, and it looks like it's not going to happen. They've lost three of their key contributers (SP Chris Narveson, SS …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-2)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Brewers dropped their opening series to the Cardinals, losing to Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn in three relatively high-scoring games. The Cubs, meanwhile, did their best to try to have the bullpen/defense blow late leads in all three games against the Washington Nationals. This will be Aramis Ramirez's first appearance in Wrigley not wearing a Cubs or Pirates uniform. …

Series Preview: Iowa Cubs of Chicago (42-60) at Milwaukee Brewers (54-49)

In Series Previews by berselius

Team Matchups NL ranks in parens Cubs Brewers wOBA .316 (7th) .322 (6th) UBR -11.6 (16th) -3.6 (13th) UZR -17.7 (13th) 4.7 (5th) SP FIP 4.07 (10th) 3.71 (7th) RP FIP 4.05 (14th) 3.65 (5th) It’s almost comical how bad the Cubs are at baserunning. There’s almost a win’s difference separating them from the Brewers, who are the 4th worst …

Cubs @ Brewers

In Game Threads by Obstructed View Staff

Cubs wOBA wRC RS Brewers wOBA wRC RS Jeff Baker .312 .467 -0.13 Rickie Weeks .349 .621 -0.02 Starlin Castro .332 .536 -0.03 Nyjer Morgan .305 .427 0.04 Marlon Byrd .338 .556 -0.01 Ryan Braun .378 .713 -0.07 Aramis Ramirez .350 .586 -0.03 Prince Fielder .404 .795 -0.03 Geovany Soto .362 .616 -0.01 Casey McGehee .331 .499 -0.02 Carlos Pena …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (3-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (3-4)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs won the Arizona series but came away less two members of the rotation. They head to Milwaukee, who are coming off three straight wins against the Atlanta Braves. Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks have gotten off to hot starts but the rest of the lineup hasn’t started hitting yet. Here’s a look at their (small sample size) team …

NL Central Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

In Major League Baseball by berselius

Last Year: The Brewers finished in third place in the NL Central with a 77-85 record. They had the second-best offense in the NL with a team .334 wOBA, trailing only the surprising Cincinnati Reds. However, it was their pitching and defense that proved to be their downfall. Brewers pitchers posted a 4.21 FIP and 4.59 ERA on the season, …