Chicago Cubs will have their hands full against loaded Mets staff

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The Chicago Cubs face a tall task this week in Queens, taking on the three best arms in the surging New York Mets starting rotation on the road.

I’m not sure whether to be encouraged or discouraged by the fact the Chicago Cubs had Monday off after suffering a brutal three-game sweep at home at the hands of the Washington Nationals. On one hand, at least in theory, it allows the team to take a step back and clean the slate a bit. On the other, I’ve always personally liked getting right back after it following a tough loss.

We’ve known for a while now the Cubs’ home performance probably wasn’t sustainable. They’d been playing out of their minds at Wrigley Field for pretty much the entirety of the season and this weekend, that came to an abrupt stop. Despite not having to face the Nationals’ Max Scherzer or Patrick Corbin, Chicago boarded their flight to the Big Apple without a win – staring up at not only the Cardinals in the Central but also Washington in the Wild Card race.

Now, they’re tasked with squaring off against the likes of Marcus Stroman, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. Pair those matchups with the fact the Cubs have been nothing short of embarrassing on the road and, well, the next three days could get really uncomfortable for fans.