The homestand continues after a 22-hour interruption to win a game in Washington.
Despite all the Cubs’ troubles, here’s where they rank in the National League entering tonight’s action:
Runs: third (six behind the first-ranking Dodgers)
OPS: third (eight points behind the first-ranking Dodgers)
ERA+: second (one behind the first-ranking Diamondbacks)
Relief ERA: first
That’s still a pretty, pretty good team. For all the injuries and mediocre performances by some, the 2018 Cubs still have the best record in the N.L. and enter Friday with a 99.9 percent chance of making the postseason and a 76.8 percent chance of winning the N.L. Central, per Fangraphs.
I’ll take those odds. Now go out there and beat the Reds tonight.
Here are today’s particulars.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 14, 2018
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 14, 2018