Chicago Cubs: Let’s start with the Brewers
Milwaukee comes into Wrigley with just a 7-8 record on the road, a bonus for the Cubs. After the Brewers leave Chicago, they stay on the road and head to Philadelphia for a four-game series. If the Cubs can take two of the three games from the Brewers, the red hot Phillies could deliver a crushing blow to Milwaukee. The Brewers could very well find themselves with six losses in the next seven days.
Right now the Brewers are in second place and just one game behind the Cubs. Over the next seven days, if the Brewers get swept by Philadelphia and the Cubs can win two of three, Milwaukee might find themselves in the back of the pack with the Cincinnati Reds.
Here’s the nail in the coffin for the Brewers: after the Phillies, the Brewers play three games against the second-place Atlanta Braves, two games against the Cincinnati Reds and then another three games against Bryce Harper and the Phils. That club could conceivably pick up six wins in 10 days against the Brewers – a welcome thought for Cubs fans.
After the home series against the Brewers, our lovable North Siders head to Skyline Chili land for a three-game series against the Reds.