Series Preview Chicago Cubs at the St. Louis Cardinals
The upcoming series starting tonight will be a real test for the Chicago Cubs. They are coming off losing five of their last six games, and the St Louis Cardinals have won 16-5 in their last 21 games. They also are coming off a six-game win streak and are sitting in first place in the NL Central by two games. The Cubs are looking to right the ship as they try to win this series before finally getting back to some home games.
The Cubs are riding hopefully the continued hot bat of Kris Bryant who has hit .350 in their last 20 games. He has been the only consistent Cub at the plate this season. The sub-par performance of Rizzo Schwarber and Russell have seen them all hitting below .230.
Probable Pitchers for the Series.
Friday 7:15 pm start
RH Mike Leake (4-1 1.79 ERA) vs. RH Eddie Butler will see his MLB debut
Saturday 3:05 pm start
RH Carlos Martinez (2-3 3.86 ERA) vs. LH Jon Lester (1-1 3.27 ERA)
Sunday 1:15 pm start
RH Adam Wainwright (2-3 6.37 ERA) vs RH Jake Arrieta (4-2 5.35 ERA)