Chicago Cubs welcome Milwaukee Brewers to Wrigley for four-game set

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One way or another, expect excitement this weekend

For the Cubs, this series comes down to two things: starting pitching and situational hitting.

Chicago starters enter the series with an unsightly 4.98 earned run average this season. Something that was supposed to be a big strength for this ball club has been anything but throughout the first month or so of the season.

As of Thursday, the Chicago offense holds the third-lowest OPS in the league with runners in scoring position. Without timely hits, this team will continue to hover around the .500 mark. Hopefully, this weekend gives the club a chance to get into a little bit of a routine – something that’s been near-impossible to this point.

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Milwaukee looks like the real deal – despite what Cubs fans might like to think. Expect a hard-nosed battle this weekend at the Confines in what I expect will be a series split between these two rivals.