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Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs – Series Preview (3 games)

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** Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL **

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 7:05 PM CST
(TV: CSN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 7:05 PM CST
(TV: WGN) (RADIO:  WGN 720)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 1:20 PM CST
(TV:  WGN, MLBN)  (RADIO:  WGN 720)

** SERIES VITALS **

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** PITCHING MATCHUPS **

Game One: Charlie Morton  (0 – 0; 0.00)  vs. Edwin Jackson (0 – 0; 1.69)

Morton (Career vs. Cubs) (2 – 4; 4.36 ERA, 10 appearance, 10 starts)
Jackson (Career vs. Pirates) (3 – 3; 5.36 ERA, 8 appearances, 8 starts)

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Game Two: Wandy Rodriguez  (0 – 1; 4.50)  vs. Jason Hammel  (1 – 0; 1.35)

Rodriguez (Career vs. Cubs) (9 – 8; 3.63 ERA, 25 appearances, 25 starts)
Hammel (Career vs. Pirates) (3 – 1; 3.62 ERA, 5 appearances, 4 starts)

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Game Three: Gerrit Cole (1 – 0; 2.57)  vs. Travis Wood (0 – 1; 4.26)

Cole (Career vs. Cubs) (2 – 0; 2.08 ERA, 2 appearances, 2 starts)
Wood (Career vs. Pirates) (4 – 5; 3.35 ERA, 10 appearances, 9 starts)

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May 14 – 15; @ Cardinals – Series Preview

 St. Louis Cardinals Logo - Two cardinals perched on a yellow bat between Cardinals script in red

Nothing says fun like a two game series, it’s rare, but they Cubs have two of them this week, the first being in St. Louis against the Cardinals.  This is the third time already that these two teams have faced each other.  The Cubs have played the Cardinals tough so far, splitting the six games they have played.  The Cubs lost two out of three in St. Louis and took two out of three from St. Louis in Chicago.  The Cardinals are licking their wounds after being swept over the weekend by the red-hot Braves.  While the Cubs come in after avoiding the sweep in Milwaukee yesterday afternoon.  If the Cubs are going to have success in this series they are going to need a solid effort from their starters.  The Cubs pen looks tired, and Sveum is having to go to guys that no one in the Northern hemisphere trusts late in games.  If the Cubs can get deep outings they should be in a great spot to get a split or even sweep the short two game set.  Full preview/breakdown after the jump.

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April 17-19; @ Marlins – Series Preview

Miami Marlins Logo - An orange and blue marlin leaping over a black, orange, yellow and blue M with a silver outline and MIAMI below in black

The Cubs are reeling, coming off a 2-5 home stand and a series loss to the Cardinals, the Cubs visit the Circus down in Miami to start the week.  I’m sure there will be a line outside the home clubhouse consisting of Cubs players to say hello to their former teammate Carlos Zambrano….. oh right, probably not.  This series marks the first time that Cubs will face off against the disgruntled right hander was traded away in the off-season.  Unfortunately for all parties involved, Carlos is not scheduled to start at all in the series.  The other side-show that is taking place is the Ozzie Guillen loving Fidel Castro saga.  Ozzie is expected to return from his own team’s imposed suspension during the series which I’m sure won’t generate any media attention.  Here’s hoping the Cubs can keep their focus on the field where it belongs and can come away with their first series win of 2012.

Full series breakdown/preview after the jump.

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April 9-12; vs. Brewers – Series Preview

Milwaukee Brewers Logo - Brewers scripted in blue and gold with blue ring

The Cubs begin divisional play tonight as they welcome they neighbors to the North the Milwaukee Brewers.  This will be Ryan Braun’s first visit to Wrigley Field after news of his positive steroid test became public, I’m sure the Wrigley faithful will remind him of that.  It also marks the return of Aramis Ramirez, not sure what to expect from him, there will either be a lot of Roger Dorn attempts in the field and ground balls that aren’t run out, or we will see Aramis circa 2003 as he will be motivated to prove to the Cubs that he isn’t done yet.

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