Cubs At Cardinals Preview

Cubs At Cardinals Preview

Ayden Fahlstrom
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Cards Favored To Win Over the Cubs

Right now, the three-game series is split one and one with one more game left to play. The Cubs dominated Friday nights’ game-winning 12-3 while the Cardinals took Saturday’s game 2-1.

When interviewed after Saturday’s game, Yadier Molina talked about how exciting it is at Busch Stadium when the Cubs come to town to play the Cardinals. Molina, by the way, hit his seventh home run in the seventh of the game of the two-game series between the two teams. 

“It’s always exciting to see this rivalry for many years. The fans were great last night, and tonight they were great as well. So it’s fun to see the fans’ back.” 

Those fans have one more chance to watch the final game of the three-game series when the two teams take the field in tonight’s game, which is scheduled to start at 6:08 pm CST. It will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN3, and MLB Extra Innings. 

Starting Lineup

Adam Wainwright, who is 2-4 this season with an ERA of 4.63, will take the mound for the Cardinals, while Zac Davies, who is 2-2 with a 5.58 ERA, will take the mound for the Cubs. The remainder of the lineup is still to be determined at the time this went to press.

Who Will Take Game Three Of The Series

Bats were hot for the Cubs on Friday while they seemed to cool down for Saturday’s game, but despite that, the Cardinals are predicted to take game three of the series by just a slight margin. With these two teams, however, the game could go either way. 

The Cardinals at the moment are at the top of the standings in the National League Central with twenty-six wins and 21 losses. The Cubs are right behind them with twenty-three wins and twenty-two losses. 

Injury List

At the moment, the Cardinals have quite the IL. Injured players include Dylan Carlson(RF), who is currently listed as day to day due to back tightness, along with Miles Mikolas(SP), who was removed from Saturday’s game in the fifth inning because of forearm tightness. In addition, Johan Quezada(RP) and Scott Hurst(CF) will spend the next seven days on the IL while Paul Dejong(SS), Tyler O’Neill(LF), and Andrew Miller(RP) will sit out for at least the next 10 days with their injuries. 

The IL for the Cubs includes Jason Adam(RP), who is day to day along with Alec Mills(SP), who will start his rehab on Sunday with Triple-A Iowa. Justin Steele(RP) and Jason Heyward(RF) are sitting out for at least the next 10 days. Trevor Megill(RP) will test out his arm on Sunday in the bullpen. 

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