MLB: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

Stat Preview: Chicago Cubs, August 27-29

The Cubs enter their series against the Mets with the best footing of any National League division leader. Their advantage over the second-place Cardinals has grown to four games, and as a result BP’s projection system gives them a 96% chance to make the playoffs. Chicago’s pitching staff has not been the strength they probably […]

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants

Stat Preview: San Francisco Giants, August 20-23

The Giants come to New York three games below .500 for the first time since June 18. With their recent slide, their playoff odds have dropped to just above one percent. So like the Mets, they will be sitting at home in October. San Francisco’s plan of building a surefire 2011 World Series champion in 2018 failed, […]