Cubs fans get their last chance to savor the 2021 season. The Cards have clinched the second NL Wild Card spot. And the Cubs can neither rise nor fall any places in the division. Despite the lack of stakes, this is a rivalry series and most of the Cubs' roster has something to prove. Games will begin at 7:15, 6:15, and 2:15 central time on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
2021 Gameday Post
The penultimate series of 2021 has the 4th place Cubs facing the 5th place Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Cubs can continue to audition and indulge fringey minor league vets as they sort out potential 2022 contributors. Mills, Hendricks, and Steele will start for the Cubs, facing Keller and a pair of question marks. The games will begin at 5:35 central Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The Cubs take on the Cardinals in a four-game set. This gives the 2022 auditionees a chance to take a chunk out of the redbird's wild card lead. They'll kick things off with a day-night double-header and follow up with a pair of matinees.
The Cubs face the Twins for a two-game series.
The Cubs are trying to wring every last bit of good things out of the end of the season. As I am in an analogous situation with my father, this is the full post. Like many of you, my father is my first connection to baseball. Enjoy these games with your people if you can.
The Cubs dropped three to K.B. and the Giants--two close ones and a laugher. Next, they'll visit the recently underwater city of brotherly love for three games. See below for the daily matchups.
The Cubs welcomed back Kris Bryant and dropped game 1 of the series on Friday. They continue the series against the contending Giants as the North Siders get their say in the NL Wild Card throughout the final month of the season.
The Cubs have taken six in a row from sub-.500 teams and now turn their attention to the Cincinnati Reds. This will be the final matchup of 2021 between the Cubs and the second place Reds. The Cincinnati crew enters the series only half a game out of a wild card spot and eleven games back in the NL Central. See below for the daily matchups.
I didn't get to put up a post and the Cubs won two close games in Minnesota. Does that mean I should continue to not post? We'll never know! Next up, four games against the last-place Pirates. See below for the matchups.
The Cubs split their doubleheader to take two out of three from the Milwaukee Brewers. Next up they play spoiler to the cross-town Sox, who stand at 74-55 and a full 9 games up in the AL Central. See below for the weekend's matchups.