Returning to Wrigley Field has done wonders for the Cubs. The Northsiders rebounded from an 0-6 road swing by sweeping the rival St. Louis Cardinals as the long-dormant offense finally sprang to life by scoring 17 runs over the three-game series.
Chicago looks to continue that momentum as the Miami Marlins come in for three games. Miami got off to a horrible start in 2017, bottoming out at 17-30. Since then they have won seven of eight games to at least get within shouting distance of the .500 mark
Not surprisingly, the Miami hot streak coincides with Giancarlo Stanton going on an absolute tear of late. The big slugger has hit .474 with 3 homers the last week. Former Cubs prospect Justin Bour has also been warm, with 3 homers the last week (giving him 16 on the season).
The Cubs have given up a ton of home runs this season. With that in mind, it would behoove them to be careful with the power in the middle of the Marlin order. This is a chance for Chicago to go on a streak and maybe get back in control of the division. They have stumbled before in this spot in 2017, but perhaps …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider