NLDS Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals Part One
Jul 8, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Thomas Pham against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Cardinals: Mark Reynolds, Brandon Moss, Jon Jay, Tommy Pham, Greg Garcia
Cubs: Jorge Soler/Austin Jackson, Chris Coghlan, Chris Denorfia, Javier Baez, Tommy La Stella
Advantage: Cardinals. The bench is loaded with postseason experience for the Cardinals, except for Garcia and Pham. Coghlan and Soler/Jackson are threats off the bench for the Cubs, but with the Cardinals’ superior bullpen the Cubs’ bench shouldn’t play that big of a role.
Alright, that will do it for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow as I continue my preview and take a look at the pitching side of things.
All advanced metrics are via Fangraphs.com unless otherwise stated.