Cubs Head to St. Louis for a Weekend Series with the Cards

It's time for the bats to wake up.

For as annoying as that homestand was, we can still have a few things to be pretty excited about heading into the weekend series with the Cardinals. For starters, Happy Shota Day. The Cubs’ ace takes the mound tonight in St. Louis and there’s no better way to snap a skid than having Shota Imanaga go shove for seven innings against the Cardinals.

Also, on the bright side, the schedule does ease up quite a bit over the next few series. First, it’s St. Louis, which has a team ERA of 4.25 below .500. Then it’s Milwaukee, which is obviously a tough series. After that, the Cubs get the Reds (last place), the White Sox (LOL), and the Reds again.

It most certainly has been a frustrating stretch for the Cubs bats. But for a team that has had so many issues thus far this season to still be three games over .500, just 2.0 games back in the division, and to be entering a lighter part of the schedule is a plus. Go take a series in St. Louis, and all of a sudden, vibes are higher heading into Milwaukee.

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