Cubs-Brewers: ‘Wrigley North’? Please. Lately, Cubs followers have little to taunt Brewers followers about
About that complete “Wrigley North” factor?
It’s time to place a sock in it.
Cubs followers prefer to razz Brewers followers with this nickname for American Household Subject, previously Miller Park. It was fairly good not solely due to all of the Cubs jerseys within the stands, but additionally as a result of the guests routinely lit up the scoreboard.
In 2015 — once they actually took off — the Cubs had been 8-2 in Milwaukee, together with a pair of sequence sweeps. In 2017, they had been 7-3 in Milwaukee. In 2018, they gained 4 of their first 5 video games there — however the tables had been about to show.
The Cubs gained the opener of a June sequence at Miller Park, giving them a 4-1 season document there and an totally dominant 8-1 season document towards the Brewers. However the Cubs had been shut out within the final two video games of the sequence and went 2-8 head-to-head the remainder of the way in which, a remaining, embarrassing, offensively fruitless 3-1 loss coming within the Recreation 163 division tiebreaker on the precise Wrigley Subject.
The Cubs had been 3-7 in Milwaukee in 2019 and have misplaced 12 of their final 18 video games there. Wrigley North? Extra just like the Home of Horrors. And that’s the place the Cubs and their sleepy bats shall be for 3 video games starting Monday.
This “American Household Subject” factor goes to take some getting used to, however the title is the title. The nickname is one other story. Lately, it simply plain misses the mark.
Right here’s what’s occurring:
Blackhawks at Blue Jackets (6 p.m., NBCSCH, NHLN)
The Hawks are 3-0 in Columbus this season, with Patrick Kane piling up six factors in these video games. He’ll have an awesome probability so as to add to that complete now that the Jackets are focusing their complete defensive sport plan on stopping Wyatt Kalynuk.
Bulls at Grizzlies (8 p.m., NBCSCH+)
OK, so it’s not fairly Kareem vs. Wilt, however Nikola Vucevic vs. Jonas Valanciunas is a sneaky-good middle matchup. Don’t be afraid to pronounce these names accurately, of us.
Cubs at Brewers (6:40 p.m., Marquee)
The Cubs can’t hit, however Kyle Hendricks positive can pitch. So can the Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff. When these two squared off final week at Wrigley Subject, they mixed to throw 13 scoreless innings. Who cracks first?
Indians at White Sox (7:10 p.m., NBCSCH)
Whoa — speak about a pitching matchup. Cleveland’s Shane Bieber is coming off a Cy Younger season. All Lucas Giolito has allowed these division rivals the final two seasons is 4 earned runs in 33⅔ innings. As a sensible man as soon as requested: Who cracks first?
Cubs at Brewers (12:40 p.m., Marquee)
Query: Who, in his first two outings of the season, turned the primary pitcher in fashionable historical past to make consecutive begins of six-plus innings with no walks and no multiple hit allowed? Reply: Corbin Burnes, son. He takes the bump for the hosts right now.
Magic at Bulls (7 p.m., NBCSCH)
It gained’t be simple, however we’re going to have to try Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter in Magic uniforms, shed a number of tears over what might need been after which simply attempt to transfer on with our lives.
Indians at White Sox (1:10 p.m., NBCSCH)
We don’t know what’s higher about Yermin Mercedes, his hit-machine methods or the actual fact he seems like he must be on a 16-inch softball subject at Calumet Park. Truly, we do and it’s the latter.
WNBA Draft (6 p.m., ESPN)
All of the mock drafts say the Sky want a degree guard. Louisville’s Dana Evans? Stanford’s Kiana Williams? Whoever it’s will personal the headlines till the following time Candace Parker sneezes.
Purple Stars vs. Portland (6:30 p.m., Paramount+)
The Purple Stars outshot Houston 11-3 of their Problem Cup opener, but all it added as much as was a scoreless tie. Can any person discover the again of the web, please?
White Sox at Purple Sox (6:10 p.m., NBCSCH)
It’s nonetheless arduous to consider typically that the Purple Sox — the one crew with 4 World Sequence titles this century — are doing the rebuilding factor. Who do they suppose they’re, the White Sox and Cubs?
Braves at Cubs (1:20 p.m., Marquee)
Ronald Acuna Jr. is hitting the whole lot that strikes, however reigning MVP Freddie Freeman is under the Mendoza Line. See? It may well occur to anyone.
Blackhawks at Purple Wings (6 p.m., NBCSCH, NHLN)
The Hawks have overwhelmed the daylights out of the Wings this season, outscoring them 25-12. To not inform Jeremy Colliton find out how to do his job, however he would possibly need to follow the sport plan.
Cavaliers at Bulls (7 p.m., NBCSCH)
Of their first and solely assembly of the season, Collin Sexton didn’t play and the Cavs made the Bulls look fairly pathetic anyway. So there’s nowhere to go however up.
New England at Fireplace (7:30 p.m., Ch. 9)
Nicely, nicely, a season opener at Soldier Subject. To not get utterly sidetracked, however Andy Dalton actually does have soccer hair, doesn’t he?
White Sox at Purple Sox (12:10 p.m., NBCSCH)
The White Sox have had solely two profitable a long time at Fenway Park, the Nineteen Eighties (31-29) and the 2010s (18-17). May as nicely get a soar on the 2020s if they will.
Jazz at Lakers (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
Utah has the most effective document within the league, however is it the most effective crew? Sandbaggers LaBron James and Anthony Davis certainly have their doubts.
Braves at Cubs (6:08 p.m., ESPN)
We all know what you are considering and, no, It’s by no means too early to start griping about Alex Rodriguez’s shoddy evaluation.