Series Preview: Cubs vs. Mets

The Cubs split their series with Atlanta but continue to play pretty good baseball, all coming with the rise of the “Dark Knight,” Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs are 7-3 out of their last ten ballgames and are fighting to get back to .500 baseball. Right now the Cubs are 31-51 on the season and 15 games out of first place, and the effort the last few weeks probably isn’t going to be good enough to make a sort of Back to the Future projection come true. However, the New York Mets look to come into town and do some damage as they’re only 4.5 games out of first place.

Series Probables

Game 1

Travis Wood (3-3, ERA 3.05) vs. Johan Santana (6-4, ERA 2.76)

Game 2

Jeff Samardzija (6-7, ERA 4.77) vs. Dillon Gee (5-7, ERA 4.34)

Game 3

TBA vs. Jonathon Niese (7-3, 3.35)

Series Studs

Anthony Rizzo: Batting .375 in his last four games with 4 runs and 3 RBI.

Carlos Ruiz: On the year has a batting average of .355, an OBP of .419 and is slugging .596.

Series Duds

Luis Valbuena: Batting .133 in the last four games with only 3 RBI.

John Mayberry Jr.: On the year is batting .295, has an OBP of .295 and is slugging: .377.

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  • Lou

    Yesterdays game was a great way to end the series with the Mets. As mentioned earlier, there seems to be a new “life” in and with the Cubs on all levels. How does one explain something like this? I really do not know. I do know that it is loads of fun to watch it happen. I was really concerned when they left Marmol in for so long and he loaded the bases with walks. I would have pulled him out much sooner. Aaaaawell, I guess it’s a good thing that I am not the Cubs Manager.!!!!!!