Series Preview 6/21 to 6/23: Astros @ Cubs

Don't miss a second of the action when these two juggernauts collide this weekend!

Friday (1:20 CT): Dallas "Big Texy" Keuchel (4.23 ERA, 4.37 FIP, 3.95 SIERA) vs. Matt "Reyezuelo" Garza (4.98 ERA, 4.57 FIP, 4.12 SIERA)

Saturday (3:05): Bud "Thumbface" Norris (3.64, 3.54, 4.45) vs. Travis "High Times" Wood (2.74, 3.45, 4.44) *MARQUEE MATCHUP*

Sunday (1:20): Jordan "The All-American Kid" Lyles (3.22, 3.56, 3.78) vs Jeff "Shark" Samardzija (3.35, 3.13, 3.20) *MARQUEE MATCHUP*

Houston:

# Name HR BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ Fld BsR WAR
1 Carlos Corporan 5 5.9 % 27.7 % .200 .386 .300 .370 .500 .380 143 1.0 -0.9 1.1
2 Jason Castro 10 8.4 % 24.4 % .210 .331 .273 .332 .483 .349 122 0.0 -0.6 1.9
3 Chris Carter 14 11.1 % 38.4 % .216 .306 .216 .306 .432 .321 103 -6.6 -2.2 -0.4
4 Brandon Barnes 3 6.5 % 28.4 % .119 .376 .272 .327 .391 .317 100 6.5 -0.3 1.2
5 Carlos Pena 8 12.6 % 26.7 % .160 .288 .223 .332 .382 .315 99 1.2 -0.5 0.3
6 Jose Altuve 3 4.6 % 13.5 % .085 .328 .293 .323 .378 .302 90 1.9 1.5 1.1
7 J.D. Martinez 6 4.0 % 28.6 % .155 .323 .251 .278 .406 .295 85 -5.3 -0.3 -0.5
8 Matt Dominguez 10 2.6 % 14.6 % .173 .249 .244 .266 .417 .292 83 -5.7 -1.0 -0.2
9 Ronny Cedeno 1 2.5 % 23.7 % .101 .333 .257 .287 .358 .282 76 -3.0 0.1 -0.1
10 Robbie Grossman 0 12.2 % 23.7 % .045 .275 .198 .310 .243 .262 62 -4.7 -0.6 -0.7
11 Marwin Gonzalez 4 2.8 % 17.7 % .114 .258 .228 .249 .341 .257 59 0.1 0.2 0.0

Chicago:

 

# Name HR BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ Fld BsR WAR
1 Nate Schierholtz 9 6.7 % 13.9 % .257 .299 .288 .338 .545 .372 136 0.6 0.0 1.4
2 Luis Valbuena 6 14.9 % 18.8 % .167 .280 .244 .363 .411 .340 114 5.1 -0.1 1.6
3 Anthony Rizzo 10 9.9 % 17.9 % .198 .270 .243 .328 .440 .333 109 1.4 0.9 1.0
4 David DeJesus 6 6.9 % 16.1 % .185 .289 .260 .318 .445 .332 108 -0.4 2.3 1.2
5 Welington Castillo 2 4.2 % 22.0 % .086 .345 .269 .324 .355 .303 88 2.0 -0.3 1.0
6 Alfonso Soriano 7 3.3 % 22.9 % .142 .295 .245 .276 .387 .286 76 4.6 -0.5 0.2
7 Darwin Barney 3 7.5 % 11.5 % .108 .232 .216 .283 .324 .263 61 3.8 0.4 0.2
8 Starlin Castro 3 3.5 % 18.3 % .091 .277 .232 .266 .322 .260 58 -7.4 -0.2 -1.0
9 Scott Hairston 5 5.0 % 21.8 % .189 .134 .156 .208 .344 .238 43 -3.3 -0.1 -0.9

A haiku about the Astros

They are really bad
But are they better than us?
Yeah, probably so.

A haiku about the Cubs

What the fuck, Starlin?
I thought you were trending up
Not this shitty year.

Prediction: Cubs take 2 of 3 for some reason. 

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