Chicago Cubs: The script has been flipped on the Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 13: Magneuris Sierra
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 18: Eric Thames
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This season has everyone looking up at the Brewers

The Cubs came prepared for more success in 2017. With a healthy Schwarber and minimal losses to free agency, 2017 looked to be even better than 2016. Despite those high hopes, the Cubs have struggled to get anything going.

With Schwarber hitting just .181, and both Lester and Arrieta owners of 4.00 plus ERA’s, the Cubs find themselves in second place. Currently, the Cubs have a 49-46 record and sit one game behind the Brewers. While the Cubs have started the second half by winning six of their first seven games, an 11-4 loss to the Cardinals on Friday put a damper on their momentum.

Even with the most recent Cardinals victory over the Cubs, Chicago holds a six games to four head-to-head advantage over St. Louis this season.

Throwing head-to-head records out the window, both teams are currently trailing the Brewers. The Cubs, as stated earlier, sit in second place, one game back. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are in fourth place, 3 1/2 games off the pace.

While 3 1/2 games is definitely something the Cardinals can overcome, the idea of them being in fourth place in the division this late in the season is a new one for many baseball fans.

Even though that may be the case, Cubs fans would tell you it is a nice change of pace.

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With the Cubs loaded with position player talent and big name starters, it would seem wise to suggest the Cubs are the new kings of the Central. Let’s hope the Cubs can find as much success at the top as the Cardinals did.