Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/30/14
A National League Central showdown will be on display this weekend at Wrigley Field as the fifth-place Chicago Cubs (43-66) play host to the division-leading Reds (66-45) beginning on Thursday night. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know to get you prepped and ready:+ Game times for the 4-game set are as follows: Thursday (8:05et), Friday (2:20et), Saturday (4:05et), and Sunday (2:20et). + Here are the pitching probables:THU - CIN Mike Leake (4-7, 4.51) vs CHC Chris Volstad (0-8, 7.22)FRI - CIN Homer Bailey (9-7, 3.98) vs CHC Justin Germano (1-1, 3.38)SAT - CIN Bronson Arroyo (7-7, 4.05) vs CHC Travis Wood (4-8, 4.77)SUN - CIN Johnny Cueto (14-6, 2.58) vs CHC Brooks Raley (0-1, 15.75)+ Thursday's series opener will mark the first meeting between them since May 3rd.+ The Cubs entered play on Wednesday last in MLB in runs scored (399), 25th in average (.242) and 24th in team ERA (4.35).+ The Reds enter the series riding a season-high four game losing skid.+ The Lovable L...
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