Let’s hope the Cubs fare better at CITI Field than they did at the New Yankee Stadium during spring training back in late March. The Yankees pummeled the Cubs in 2 contests at the New Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and the Cubs are looking to exact some revenge on the city of New York during a 3-game weekend set against the Mets. It has been a disappointing season for each team.
The Cubs are 67-65 and they trail the Cards by 10.5 games in the NL Central division. They still have a slim shot at the NL Wild Card race – trailing the Rockies by 6 games – but that is more of a “technical” shot of still making the playoffs.
The Mets are 60-74 and they trail the Phillies by 18.5 games in the NL East race. Ouch. Injuries to all of their big stars have cost the Mets a successful inaugural season at CITI Field.
Carlos Zambrano will battle Bobby Parnell in the series opener on Friday night. The Mets roughed up Big Z for 4 runs on 11 hits last Sunday at Wrigley Field. Big Z has struggled since coming off the DL 2 weeks ago.