The Chicago Cubs continue their season with a rain-delay makeup against the Braves before traveling to Atlanta for a proper three game series. These games will be the last between these two teams this year unless they somehow meet in the postseason: The Braves (24-15) are currently atop the NL East, while the Cubs (21-16) find them selves fourth in the NL Central, despite being only one game behind the leading Brewers (24-17)
On The Horizon: “These teams split a pair of games at Wrigley in April in weather conditions more fit for polar bears than baseball players, so that’s really not a good indication of how these teams might do in warmer conditions.
This might be: As noted above, the Braves are 16-8 on the road, 8-7 at home. The Cubs are hot right now (despite Sunday’s loss), so I’ll say they will take three of four.”
Game Preview: “That April 14 game was started by Jose Quintana, and it was the worst start he’s had as a Cub: seven runs in 2⅓ innings, including a home run by Ozzie Albies.
So let’s forget about that one, and look instead at his numbers since then: 2.01 ERA, 1.254 WHIP in four starts. His last outing, May 9 against the Marlins, was excellent. Q looks like he’s back to being the consistent guy the Cubs traded for last summer.”
Watch it on: WGN, MLB Network
Where: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
When: Monday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. PT
Chicago Cubs: 21-16, 4th place in the National League Central, lost 5-3 to Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves: 24-15, 1st place in the National League East, won 4-3 at Miami Marlins