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Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians preview, Wednesday 5/23, 7:05 CT

A win would give the Cubs a split of this series, and also the season series, with the Indians.

I’m thinking of a recent team. At one point in their season they were 27-20, just a game better than the Cubs are now, in third place, 3½ games out of first place.

Can you guess the team and where they wound up?

That’s the 2017 Dodgers, who then went on an incredible run — at one point going 64-16 — and won 104 games.

I’m thinking of another recent team. At one point in their season they were 24-23, a couple games worse than the Cubs are now, in second place, three games out of first place.

Can you guess the team and where they wound up?

That’s the 2017 Indians, who then went on an incredible run, including 22 straight wins late in the season, and won 102 games.

I’m thinking of still another recent team. I don’t think you’ll have trouble guessing this one — they were at one point 43-45, 5½ games out of first place. Of course, that’s last year’s Cubs, who then went 49-25 and won the N.L. Central comfortably.

The point is, good teams often get off to mediocre …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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