On a very enjoyable off-day Monday, the Chicago Cubs faced the tall task of refocusing on an upcoming two-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Maybe an extra cup of coffee wasn’t quite as necessary yesterday once you got to work. Why? Because you were still jacked out of your mind over rookie David Bote blasting an improbable two-strike, two-out pinch-hit walk-off grand slam on Sunday night.
That blast lifted the Cubs to a season-high 19 games over .500 – a mark which they’ve seen multiple times lately. But, more importantly, it gave them tremendous momentum heading into a two-game stint against the rival Milwaukee Brewers.
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The Brewers enter Tuesday’s matchup with the Cubs three games out in the division and tied with the Phillies for the two wild card spots in the NL. Milwaukee hands the ball to Jhoulys Chacin (11-4, 3.91) looking to pick up some ground on Chicago.
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The Chicago Cubs welcome in the Milwaukee Brewers for two games at the Friendly Confines tonight. On Thursday, the club heads to Pittsburgh for a four-game weekend series at PNC Park.