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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (8-11) at Chicago Cubs (14-5)

The Cubs kick off a six game homestand with a three game series against the Brewers. In fact, sixteen of the Cubs next nineteen games are at home, which seems kind of odd, scheduling-wise. They pay the piper going into the all-star break, when they play 14 or 17 on the road, including road series with the Mets and Pirates. Still, this is a good time to pile on that division lead, especially now that we know that Cardinals Devil Magic is still a thing, and has simply moved to pinch hitters’ bats down there.

The Brewers come into this series having given up the third-most runs in the National league, nine behind the Reds and two behind the Rockies. As both of those teams have faced the Cubs and the Brewers have not, I would not be surprised to see them take the lead following this series.

Team Leaders

Brew Crew

  • OBP: Braun (.432)
  • ISO: Carter (.393)
  • HR: Carter/Braun (5)
  • R+RBI: Braun (27)
  • wRC+: Braun (176)
  • BSR: Lucroy (0.8)
  • SP K/9: Anderson (6.75)
  • SP BB/9: Anderson (2.70)
  • SP FIP: Anderson (4.44)
  • RP K/9: Thornburg (12.96)
  • RP BB/9: Cravy (0.00)
  • RP FIP: Cravy (1.33)
  • WAR: Braun (0.8)

Cubs

  • OBP: Fowler (.506)
  • ISO: Rizzo (.377)
  • HR: Rizzo (8)
  • R+RBI: Rizzo (35)
  • wRC+: Fowler (212)
  • BSR: Heyward (1.9)
  • SP K/9: Lackey (9.59)
  • SP BB/9: Hendricks (1.50)
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