Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Wednesday 7/11, 2:45 CT

The Cubs go for the series win in San Francisco.

After 89 games in 2016, the Cubs were 54-35. They enter this afternoon’s contest just two games worse than that at 52-37.

Of course, that 54-35 record included a pair of wins after a 5-15 stretch. This year’s team has gone from 42-34 following a five-game losing streak to the 52-37 mark, so they’ve won 10 of their last 13. That’s a nice little stretch they can begin building on in the last four games before the All-Star break.

I’m still not certain why the ASB is a week later than usual this year. Normally, this week would be All-Star week. It will return to the week-earlier position in 2019. What this means is that the Cubs will go into the break with 93 games played, but some teams will have close to 100. There’s still a five-game gap between the clubs with the most games played (94, Tigers, Astros, Marlins, Padres, Giants) and the fewest (89, Cubs, Twins, Mets).

Some of this is by design, with the addition of more off days; some teams have more of those early, others later. Some of it is due …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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