I only ask for one thing tonight, no base running errors, please, and thank you. The Cubs will try to even the series up tonight behind Chris Rusin who is making his major league debut. The game will be at 7:10 PM CST on Comcast Sportsnet Plus (285 HD on Comcast) for a channel finder go here. Here is how the Cubs will line up.
1. DeJesus RF
2. Vitters 3B
3. Rizzo 1B
4. Soriano LF
5. Castro SS
6. Castillo C
7. Jackson CF
8. Barney 2B
9. Rusin P
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Normally I would preview this series as the Cubs taking on a lesser opponent in the Pirates, only because that’s how it’s been forever, unfortunately the shoe is on the other foot right now. The Cubs are the worst team in baseball, and that’s just by looking at their record, sure the Pirates haven’t been good either, but the Cubs are a low scoring soccer team right now, that’s not a compliment, and I hate soccer so that’s hard for me to say. The Cubs offense wasn’t very good in the early part of the season, but it has reached a new level of bad during this nine game losing streak. If the Cubs are going to get out of this slide they need to explode, I’m talking 6-9 runs in one game… I know, crazy. Maybe if they do that the pressure will be off and they can all relax, until then they will continue to squeeze the saw dust out of the bat and lose. It won’t be easy because one, it never is with this team, and two, the Pirates boast the 3rd best team ERA in the National League. Full preview/breakdown after the jump.
Continue reading “May 25 – 27; @ Pirates – Series Preview”
The Cubs get right back to action tonight in Cincinnati against the Reds. Coming off a tough loss in Philadelphia the Cubs looks to continue their solid play against a team that they lost 2 out of 3 to at Wrigley Field earlier this season. Hopefully the change in Month will cool off Jay Bruce who is on fire right now. He hit .476 last week with four home runs and ten RBI’s to go along with a 1.685 OPS. Ryan Dempster will be part of the Cubs pitching attach that looks to shut down Bruce and company. Dempster is scheduled to come off the DL in time to make his start on Thursday morning to close out the series. Bryan LaHair looks to stay hot and clutch at the plate after finishing off a great series in Philly, and really a great month to start the season. After splitting a four game set in Philadelphia the Cubs could make this trip an absolute success if they can take 2 out of 3 from the Reds this week, a sweep would be fun too, go Cubs!
Full series preview/breakdown after the jump.
Continue reading “May 1 – 3; @ Reds – Series Preview”