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Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins preview, Tuesday 5/8, 7:05 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row over the Marlins.

This Cubs season is turning out a bit odd, numbers-wise.

The Cubs are at +33 in run differential — that’s good! They are thus underperforming their Pythagorean record, they should be 19-13 with that mark.

As you might guess, a fair amount of that differential is because of games like Monday night’s. The Cubs have scored 10+ runs in five of their 17 wins. That’s a lot. The run differential in those five wins is +46, thus they are -13 in the other 27 games, with a record of 12-15 in those games. That’s actually exactly on the Pythagorean calculation for those other 27 games, in which the Cubs have scored 84 runs and allowed 97.

The Cubs still rank second overall in runs per game in the N.L. at 5.03. They’re fifth-best in the N.L. in runs allowed at 4.00. Keep up the first and that’s another 800+ run season. The latter is going to have to improve.

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