Cubs vs. Pirates: Series Thread (Games 151-153)
Following a day off on Monday, the Cubs begin their final homestand of the season. They need to put a devastating road trip behind them, as they have only twelve games left to scratch their way to a Wild Card position. They begin the homestand in a virtual tie with the Cincinnati Reds for the last NL Wild Card spot. Mathematically, the division is still in play as they are six games back of the Brewers and finish with a three game set in Milwaukee. They'll begin six at home with three games against the Pirates. See below for matchups--such as they stand with the Pirates utilizing the element of surprise (and likely at least one "opener").
Game 151, Tuesday, September 19, 6:40 pm central
CHC: RHP Javier Assad
Game 152, Wednesday, September 20, 6:40 pm central
CHC: LHP Justin Steele
Game 153, Thursday, September 21, 6:40 pm central
CHC: RHP Kyle Hendricks