In the last series on the Cubs schedule before the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday, they play the Braves for the third time this season and the first time at home. Chicago Cubs tickets have a secondary market season average price of $78.94, but each of their three games against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field this weekend will have an average price above that number. The series as a whole will be 13.45% above the season average in Chicago.
7/11 – Alex Wood vs Jake Arrieta | Avg. Price: $82.27 | Get-in Price: $34
The series begins Friday night when Jake Arrieta takes the hill for the Cubs against Braves lefty Alex Wood. The average price for Friday Cubs vs Braves tickets is $82.27, the cheapest of the series but 4.2% above season average, with a get-in price of $34. Arrieta enters Friday’s game at an impressive 5-1 with a 1.78 ERA. Wood has had his troubles over the first half, going 6-7 with a 3.14 ERA in 10 starts and 11 bullpen appearances.
7/12 – Mike Minor vs Edwin Jackson | Avg. Price: $96.87 | Get-in Price: $31
The second game of the series will be played Saturday and will feature Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson against Braves lefty Mike Minor. Cubs tickets will be most expensive during this game of the series at $96.87, 22.7% above season average. Jackson had a dismal first half, going just 5-9 with a 5.05 ERA. Minor has also been hit hard after posting a 2-5 record and 4.54 ERA through 13 starts.
7/13 – Julio Teheran vs Mike Wood | Avg. Price: $89.56 | Get-in Price: $25
The finale of the series will feature Cubs lefty Mike Wood as he faces Braves All-Star Julio Teheran. The average price for Sunday Cubs vs Braves tickets is $89.56, 13.45% above season average, with a get-in price of $25. Wood has seen mediocre results through the season’s first half while pitching for an anemic Cubs offense, going 7-7 with a 4.64 ERA. Teheran has been an anchor for the first place Braves as he enters his final start before the All-Star break at 8-6 with a 2.57 ERA.
While the first half of the Braves schedule has placed them atop the NL East at 49-41, the Cubs are on the verge of suffering yet another losing season. They currently hold a 39-52 record, good enough for last place in the NL Central, and continue their long process of rebuilding. The Cubs will have two players in the All-Star Game for the first time since 2008, when they won the division. MLB All-Star Game tickets are still available to support Starlin Castro and Final Vote winner Anthony Rizzo in Minnesota.