What a great series that was. The offense produced a ton of runs, and the pitching was able to limit the Reds’ potent offense. It was the first series sweep we’ve seen the Cubs complete all year, and it could not have come at a better time. Before the series started, there was much talk about how the offense was struggling, and a few questions about how some of the players fit in the lineup. We haven’t seen the Cubs coast to relatively easy wins consecutively in a while, and I had forgotten what that felt like. It is a great feeling.
Now that that series is out of the way and the Cubs have gained confidence, the division leading Milwaukee Brewers come to town with a one game lead over the Cardinals and a two game lead over the Cubs. The Brewers have won 15 of their last 22 games, so they come to Wrigley fairly hot.
So far in the season series, the Cubs have gone 4-2 against the Brewers, scoring 38 runs while giving up 29 runs. In the season series, the Brewers have gone yard 12 times and have driven in 16 off of those home runs. That comprises 55.1% of their entire run production against the Cubs, which means they don’t really manufacture …
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